Toastmasters P-8 : Design to meaning

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Written on 2:06 PM by nitesh

One project was left though i gave p-10 using slides and p-7 also still it was to be completed.
Trying to upload slides on slideshare but unable will try again

From design to meaning

Our brain possesses two sides logical left and emotional right, both are necessary. On the base of logical left alone one cannot guarantee success so is with the case of right side. We normally use the left side more, I will be telling you about 6 R-sides aptitudes which will help you in becoming a great speaker and presenter. (Take from A whole new mind and presentationzen.com)


1.Design
To many business people, design is something you spread on the surface, it's like icing on a cake. It's nice, but not mission-critical. But this is not design only, this is more akin to "decoration." Decoration, for better or worse, is noticeable, for example — sometimes enjoyable, sometimes irritating — but it is unmistakably *there.*

However, sometimes the best designs are so well done that "the design" of it is never even noticed consciously by the observer/user, such as the design of a book or signage in an airport (i.e., we take conscious note of the messages which the design helped make utterly clear, but not the color palette, typography, concept, etc.).

For most of us design come in the end ideally Design starts at the beginning not at the end; it's not an afterthought

It's during the preparation stage that you slow down and "stop your busy mind" so that you may consider your topic and your objectives, your key messages, and your audience. Only then will you begin to sketch out ideas — on paper or just in your head — that will soon find themselves in some digital visual form later

Design- ways : 1-2 ways: on slides

2.Story

Facts, information, data. Most of it is available on-line or can be sent to people in an email, a PDF attachment, or a hard copy through snail mail. Data and "the facts" have never been more widely available

What begins to matter more [than mere data] is the ability to place these facts in context and to deliver them with emotional impact

"Story" is not just about storytelling but about listening to stories and being a part of stories i.e people will listen to you more if your stories are from true experiences and not cooked up ones

3.Symphony

Focus, specialization, and analysis have been important in the "information age," but in the "conceptual age" synthesis and the ability to take seemingly unrelated pieces and form and articulate the big picture before us is crucial,

The best presenters can illuminate the relationships that we may not have seen before

4.Empathy

Empathy is emotional. It's about putting yourself in the position of others. It involves an understanding of the importance of the nonverbal cues of others and being aware of your own

User Interface of websites example

Empathy allows a presenter, even without thinking about it, to notice when the audience is "getting it" and when they are not. The empathetic presenter can make adjustments based on his reading of this particular audience.


5.Play

Its not only about seriousness
Each presentation situation is different, but in many (most?) public speaking situations playfulness and humor can go along way.
Laughter is a form of nonverbal communication that conveys empathy and that is even more contagious than the yawn...


6.Meaning
I believe making a presentation is an opportunity to make a small difference in the world

A presentation gone badly can have devastating impact on your spirit and on your career. But a presentation which goes insanely well can be extremely fulfilling for both you and the audience, and it might even help your career

If you are lucky, you're in a job that you feel passionate about. If so, then it's with excitement that you look forward to the possibility of sharing your expertise — your story — with others. Few things can be more rewarding than connecting with someone

If you are lucky, you're in a job that you feel passionate about. If so, then it's with excitement that you look forward to the possibility of sharing your expertise — your story — with others. Few things can be more rewarding than connecting with someone, with teaching something new, or sharing that which you feel is very important with others

Conclusion: Some text I now forgot

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  1. Jordan Chad Hardy |

    hi i'm a fellow blogger who has to do an icebreaker so any advice may help

     
  2. Jordan Chad Hardy |

    hi i'm a fellow blogger who has to do an icebreaker so any advice may help

     

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