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Aims | Preparation and Presentation

Aims This training guidance aims to give you the tools you need to maximise your impact and reach when delivering talks. It has been written for the benefit of experienced presenters. Please note: the document refers throughout to ‘Sessions’. This includes, talks, training sessions and workshops. NB: If you’d like to print this document off - you’ll find an ‘export’ option under the ‘Actions’ heading to the side of the document - from here you can export to PDF, which is the best format to print in. Zoom How To Guide | Publicising Your Event [end of Guidance Notes]

Preparation and Presentation XR sessions are such a powerful and important tool, whether they are public facing or for internal training. This might sound obvious, but it’s good to keep reminding ourselves. When delivering a session, it is important to give it your best shot! You are XR’s front line and making a good impression, as well as an emotional impact, could bring in new rebels, other supporters, and have ripple effects (both good or bad!) that you might not have considered. It is always useful to refresh our awareness of the broad range of presentation techniques and practical tips that help both presenters and participants to maximise the value of any session, especially · always warming up your voice and [for new presents] practising your script · maintaining the quality of your talk in terms of clarity, tone, and avoiding ‘speech fillers’ · making the most of your voice and your whole range of facial expressions · making a quick and strong emotional connection with your audience