Communication Tips for LKDN Fraternal Education Initiative Presentation

Here is a checklist of tips to remember as a presenter.

Before the session:

  • Clearly understand your objective. 
  • Understand your audience.
  • Keep it simple. Closing:  State the points (not more than 3) that you want the listeners to remember as they walk out of the presentation. 
  • Final statement is an action step – What you want listeners to do next.
  • Know your presentation - Practice like you are in front of a group – Stand and speak using gestures.
  • Be very comfortable with your opening statement.

During your presentation:

  • Plant your feet firmly, shoulder length apart.
  • Be enthusiastic.
  • Use your vocal energy.
  • Use your gestures that reflect what you are saying.
  • Look at people, have eye contact with them. It is key to connect with your audience. 
  • Breathe.
  • Slow down, pause between thoughts. Pausing every now and then shows you are in control and it emphasizes what you are saying.
  • Stay on time or finish early.
  • Stay in the now – If something happens, stay calm, don’t apologize just recover!

After the session:

  • Debrief – What worked well and felt comfortable? What could I do more effectively next time?

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Harvey established the LKDN after recognizing the need for better resources while pursuing a successful living kidney transplant in 2006. Our purpose is to share knowledge and build the confidence to enable the life changing benefits of living donation. Click here to learn more about Harvey.

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