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Monday, 21 November 2016 00:57

How would you develop a 5 minute presentation about a social issue?

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A Leader Takes PeopleI would start by developing the conclusion first. What is the purpose of your speech? What do you want your audience to take away from your speech? Do you want to inform them about some social issue?

Do you want to get them to take action on some social issue?

Once you determine that, start crafting a story that takes your audience up to your closing.

Next, develop your beginning. Why should the audience listen to you? Where is your credibility?

Why should your presentation and your particular topic be of any interest to your audience? You have to craft your opening and grab your audience’s attention. Wake em up. Shake up! As Tom Antion, American Humourist/Author would say.

Share a story. Why is this subject important to you? Once again, why should the audience care about your story. Take your audience on a journey. Lead them in a forward direction and take them to your powerful conclusion.

That’s how I would develop a presentation on a social media. Remember, five minutes isn’t very long. So you will likely have to edit your content and make every word count.

Good luck with your presentation!

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Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

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