Content Creation with Public Speaking Club

Written on January 24, 2019 by Campus Life in Professional

On Tuesday, 22 January 2019 Sowmya Vavilala hosted IE Public Speaking Clubs 10th workshop on Content Creation.

Like any remarkable presentation, it all starts with brainstorming. This is one of the most creative processes in the formation of your presentation as you open your mind to any and all possible thoughts and ideas. Following the Osborn Method of brainstorming, keep the following points in mind:

  • Go for quantity – yes, quantity over quality put as many ideas onto the paper as you
  • Withhold criticism – don’t slow your creativity down with doubtful thoughts, this is a creative space
  • Welcome wild ideas – there is nothing too crazy in a brainstorming session, so go wild

Having refined and shaped those ideas, you should now start arranging them into what will now form the structure or flow of your presentation. Make sure that you step back from the intricate details of the presentation, to ensure that your presentation flows like a well-told story. One of the only abilities that truly separate us from animals is our ability to tell a story, so make use of it.

Keeping your audiences’ attention is not just about being on stage, or speaking loudly, but can be controlled using keywords. Careful consideration of keywords will assist the speaker in modulating their voice and keeping the audience engaged.

When putting your presentation together, always keep in mind the three C’s: Creativity, Coherence and Consistency. These three C’s will go a long way to ensuring that your message is effectively communicated.

Always remember, content creation is a skill that is developed over time. You can master this skill by reading, reading and some more reading, watching the likes of TED Talks and as always, practice, practice, practice.

Join us next week, 29 January for our session on the longer format of presenting, in collaboration with IE Technology & Innovation Club.


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