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Effective Presentations

Knowledge of effective presentation tools and techniques; ability to present information to groups with the appropriate degree of formality.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Describes different types of formal presentations.

Explains the importance of targeting presentations to the audience.

Describes basic presentation tools and techniques.

Describes resources available for advice and support for making presentations.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Prepares and delivers formal presentations to small and friendly audiences.

Organizes key points and supporting information for a topic as appropriate for the audience.

Provides a suitable level of detail using appropriate terminology.

Anticipates and prepares for audience questions.

Uses feedback on own presentations to improve.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Delivers formal and informal stand-up presentations or demos to audiences of all kinds.

Uses various techniques to ensure message received is message intended.

Develops presentation objectives and organizes key topics, speaking points, materials, and flow.

Uses multiple presentation tools and techniques, adapting/fitting them to audience and topic.

Develops responses to unanticipated questions, both friendly and hostile.

Seeks and uses feedback to improve own presentation effectiveness.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Prepares and delivers complex presentations to large or critical technical and business audiences.

Coaches others in all aspects of preparing and giving a formal presentation.

Monitors industry for new presentation tools and techniques that are useful to organization.

Delivers formal presentations in a public or professional forum.

Defines and organizes the content and flow of a multi-media, multi-speaker presentation.

Frequently serves as keynote speaker at major internal or external conferences.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a formal presentation you delivered to an audience and how you prepared for it.
  • What types of techniques have you used in past presentation in order to influence the audience's opinion?
  • Describe how you would handle difficult questions after a presentation that you may not know the answer to.

Titles with Shared Competencies