It's now your turn to stand up and deliver. We refer to this as Oxor 3™.
We now turn to Pristine Presentations™. This involves getting the structure correct
and preparing the presentation for delivery. In all settings, a 'road map' is used. Generally our philosophy
prohibits 'reading it out' and a presentation is generally complimented by the use of some sort of visual aids.
In a courtroom, a defendant representing themselves will be nervous. A written 'speech' is appropriate.
Oxor 3™ Step 1. Structure
This is the road map. It is based on the notion that if you do not know where you are going then any road will take you there. Therefore, in this stage, we work with you in the following sequence that is deliberately out of order when compared with the final delivery:
1. Define your subject.
2. Work out your conclusion.
3. Work out your three agendas.
4. Work out the key points that you want to get across in each agenda.
5. Work out a brief few words summary of each agenda.
6. Work out your opening and any housekeeping. You are in charge!
7. Have an attention grabber that is appropriate for the setting.
8. Link all the items together with the use of appropriate words.
Oxor 3™ Step 2. The writing of your script
This is the hard copy deliverable that you will read in a clear and confident manner. Or you will use a strategy that does not involve reading it out. It will depend on the setting. Both are designed to impose on the target audience willingly and have appeal to the audience. The audience may be just one person. The sort of detail we use is stuff of legend e.g - right down to the font of Times New Roman in 18 point if you are going to read it out. This serif font was commissioned by the British newspaper The Times in 1931, and is also frequently used in book design as it is easier to read.
The sequence is now corrected:
6. Opening and any housekeeping. You are in charge!
7. Use the attention grabber that is appropriate for the setting
1. Introduce your subject.
3. First agenda.
4. Present the the key points that you want to get across then same sequence for next agenda and the third agenda.
8. Link them all.
5. Go back and highlight what's been covered.
2. What I want to leave you with is.......
Oxor 3™ Step 3. Some Tips
2. Wear clothing that is at or one level above that of your audience.
3. Be vigilant with your grooming.
4. Get there early.
5. Get the feel of the presentation area; mood of the room, where you'll stand - teacher / pupil, facilitator, partner or coach. Or where you are told to stand.
6. Never ever think of alcohol or drugs to 'calm your nerves'.
7. Empty your pockets. Have a friend there to mind your valuables.
8. Pin your elbows; imagine your feet are nailed to the floor when you are stationary; never lean or sit on furniture; no hands in pockets. Ladies ultra high heels are for the races.....
9. Beware of repetition; a full stop means to do just that! Keep to the 'road map' or script; if there's a deviation, a question, interrjection, fire alarm etc. gently get back on the road.
10. Answers to questions or to clarify what you have said should be made calmly, carefully and be truthfully stated. Avoid expressions such as 'Ah-ha', 'mate', slang or anything defamatory or inappropriate. Also,avoid bring up anything that has nothing to do with the question or the subject or use expressions that are insider jargon. e.g. A Section 32 when what you mean is a Vendor's Statement.
11. Anything to do with race, sex, politics, religion, sports teams followed or similar sensitive issues is verboten. It causes your message to be swamped in controversy and / or derision.