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How to Do a Presentation – 5 Steps to a Killer Opener

October 12, 2019


“Hi, I’m Jason Teteak. I help people overcome
their fear of public speaking and deliver amazing presentations and today I’m going
to show you how to captivate your audience within the first 5 minutes of your presentation.
Here’s how I’m going to do it.” “I’m going to show you 5 steps to deliver
a killer opener.” If you’re watching this, you probably already
know that delivering great presentations is critical to advance your career, but did you
know that research says that most adults will stop listening to your presentation within
the first 10 minutes if they aren’t convinced there’s something in it for them? The problem is that most people don’t know
about the skills they need to hook their audience, give a great presentation, and overcome their
fear of doing it. What am I going to do? Hi Jim. How’s it going? I’m freaking out about this big presentation
I have to give tomorrow. Well did you write out your opener and practice
it three times? No. No? Why not? I’m terrified and I don’t even know where
to start. Trust me, I’ve been in that situation before
and it’s not fun. So to help you out, I’m going to show you my 5 step formula to deliver
a killer presentation opener every time. Let’s start off with step number one, which
is “Give a Confident Introduction.” One of the biggest mistakes people make when
they start their presentation is showing nervousness. Here’s the key: It’s not whether you’re nervous,
it’s whether you show it. The first thing you need to do is stand STILL.
Don’t move. Don’t pace, and keep your hands at your sides. This is the most calm and confident stance
on the planet, and it handles the number 1 need of your audience which is to feel safe. Now you can introduce yourself and say “Hi,
my name is Jason Teteak.” When you do this, bring your inflection down
at the end to show confidence. Instead of: “Hi, my name is Jason Teteak?” Say: “Hi, my
name is Jason Teteak.” See the difference? Now we move on to step 2, which is Give Your
Credentials. This is where many presenters make the mistake
of simply giving their title and years of experience. They say something like “I’m a
presentation skills coach and I’ve been doing it for 20 years.” Yet, your audience wants to know: “What can
you do for me?” They need to know who you are, why you’re the best person to deliver
this presentation, and what you have to offer them. For example, I might say “I help people overcome
their fear of public speaking and deliver amazing presentations.” What would that look like for you? To figure
this out, you need a short elevator speech. It looks like this: “You know how some people
have this problem? Well I offer this solution.” The solution you offer is how you help people. For me, it was: “You know how some people
have a fear of public speaking and a have hard time getting their message across in
a presentation? Well, I help them overcome their fear of public speaking and deliver
amazing presentations.” What’s your credentials statement? You’ll be amazed at the effect this has on
your audience. Step 3 is to “Deliver Your Hook.” My hook for this video presentation might
look something like this “I’m going to show you how to captivate your audience within
the first 5 minutes of your presentation.” When you do this, you have to get your audience
to “feel” something. How do you get them to feel? You have 3 choices. You can get them to feel
more happy, more successful, or more free. Look at my hook. I said “I’m going to show
you how to captivate your audience within the first 5 minutes of your presentation.” When you captivate your audience within the
first 5 minutes of your presentation, you’ll feel happier because they are listening to
you, you’ll feel more successful because you look like an expert, and you’ll feel more
freedom when you spend less time worrying about your presentation the night before. Here’s the practical for you. For your presentation,
write down the words “I’m going to show you…” then fill in the rest with something that’s
going to create more happiness, success, or freedom for your audience. Here’s the rule. You can’t tell them WHAT
they’re going to get until you’ve told them WHY they would want it. Your hook has to be
something that gets them to BELIEVE that they want what you’re going to give them. Take a moment right now and write down WHY
your presentation will make your audience more happy, successful or free in their life. And now we move on to step number 4, which
is to “Introduce Your Agenda.” I recommend you use a PowerPoint for this step, and the
slide should look something like this. The purpose of this step is to show your audience
the takeaways for your presentation — the things they get to “take away” and use tomorrow
after listening to your presentation. Don’t read the slide. They’re adults. They
can read. Instead, just give them a moment to read it themselves, and introduce your
agenda by summarizing what you’ll be doing. You do this by mentioning the number of takeaways
you’ll be giving them, and paraphrasing the goal of your presentation. Here’s what it looks like: “I’m going to show you 5 steps to deliver
a killer opener.” What would this look like for you? The last step is Step 5 Give a Credible Statement. You can do this by giving relevant or compelling
data to your audience to support your message. Remember how I did this at the beginning of
this video? I said, “You probably already know that delivering
great presentations is critical to advance your career, but did you know that research
says that most adults will stop listening to your presentation within the first 10 minutes
if they aren’t convinced there’s something in it for them?” When you do this within the first 2 minutes
of your presentation, your audience starts to trust you. Without bragging, your listeners
start to think “oooh this guy knows what he’s talking about” Done. When I put those 5 steps together, it sounds
like this: “Hi, I’m Jason Teteak. I help people overcome
their fear of public speaking and deliver amazing presentations and today I’m going
to show you how to captivate your audience within the first 5 minutes of your presentation.
Here’s how I’m going to do it.” “I’m going to show you 5 steps to deliver
a killer opener.” “You probably already know that delivering
great presentations is critical to advance your career, but did you know that research
says that most adults will stop listening to your presentation within the first 10 minutes
if they aren’t convinced there’s something in it for them?” Wow! Do you see how powerful that is? Those are the 5 steps to deliver a killer
presentation opener whenever you do a presentation. I know this is a lot of information for you
to take in. For that reason, I put together some free
video training for everyone who stayed to the end of this video. You’ll not only learn how to give a killer
opener, but the exact skills and specific techniques you need to nail your entire presentation. To get your free training, all you need to
do is click the button right here, or the link below in the description. So go on, get your free training and click
that link below. I hope you enjoyed this video and if you did,
let me know by leaving a comment, hitting the thumbs up button, and subscribing to my
channel. This is Jason Teteak from ruletheroom.com,
and you just learned the 5 steps to deliver a killer opener every time you give a presentation.

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100 Comments

  • Reply Rule The Room November 30, 2016 at 10:13 pm

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  • Reply Andrea Hughes December 8, 2017 at 5:59 am

    What is 5 pages on PowerPoint?
    Does that mean "5" slides?

  • Reply OHH You December 13, 2017 at 2:15 am

    I have so much anxiety during my presentation.

  • Reply Ahmed Boosted December 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Thank you sir it is actually important for me since I am going to present in front of all the school

  • Reply Klyzm December 15, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Like if you’re in AP Capstone Seminar

  • Reply Sohaib Akram December 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    You were right. I also stopped listening to you after 2 minutes.

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  • Reply Star Moonlight December 19, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    it's a big help for my presentation tomorrow! thank you sir πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tiffany Michelle Thompson December 30, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks you for a great informative video. You helped to solve my problem. πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

  • Reply Hanbi lan December 31, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Excuse me @Rule the room
    I have to give a speech next week and now I still could not figure out what kind of topic should I choose as I'm afraid of judgement after my presentation relevant with my topic.
    I hope you will respond to my comment soon.

  • Reply Angelo Charmant Igitego January 11, 2018 at 4:52 am

    One of my high school teachers taught me his secret to fight nervousness: using eye contact to engage with the "soul" of the audience. Oh… backed with preparedness (curated message) and lost of practice.

  • Reply NeoNorr January 18, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Fantastic video!! Extremely helpful clear and concise. Much appreciated πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Reply Yuan Yoshimi January 21, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Hey thanks s helped me a lot thanks

  • Reply ARC.Selom Hotor January 21, 2018 at 11:46 am

    awesome video…thank you

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  • Reply Rozendo Francisco January 24, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Very helpful !!!

  • Reply nader hayek January 24, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Thank you, this worked so well for me

  • Reply Mosaddik Hossain January 24, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Very nice video boss, I like the structure that you mentioned. Thank you for the video.

  • Reply Jibin James January 24, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Hey Jason, loved it man. Thanks a lot.

  • Reply steve stump January 25, 2018 at 3:25 am

    thank you jason, all very helpfull

  • Reply Make'da Fatou Na'eem January 25, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Jason thank you so much. Job well done. Our organization provides Micro Enterprise Training for new start up businesses. I was assigned the task of preparing a lesson plan for our clients to prepare a presentation of their new businesses to and audience of our selected judges. After seeing your video, this task was made much easier for me. I am going to include your video in our lesson plan and hopefully if any of our clients need additional assistance with public presentations for their business they can contact you. If you ask how did they hear about you…….my organization is http://increasecdc.org

  • Reply Jose Alaniz January 25, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Awesome video

  • Reply EpicDuty January 25, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    But my name is not Jason Tetak

  • Reply Tim Mark January 26, 2018 at 4:20 am

    this helped!!!

  • Reply pranay khobragade January 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Very helpful

  • Reply [the other] Tim Wong January 29, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Just tried this structure out when I talked to students. It was totally effective!

  • Reply Faiz Khalid January 30, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    this is great!!!

  • Reply SimplyHarmoniousYoga January 31, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Thank you! Very clear and helpful!

  • Reply pearl queen February 2, 2018 at 3:25 am

    If a professor or a student ask a question, if we don't have answer to that question what we should Do could we say we have no answer to that question ?

  • Reply Muadz Fadh February 2, 2018 at 9:58 pm

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  • Reply Mark Angelo Soriano February 5, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    the background music is so motivating. love it thanks

  • Reply Tasneem Arain February 5, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Great, practical and concise tips! Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Saxafi Muxsin February 7, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks sir.

  • Reply D. Davis February 8, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    I appreciate your great video.

  • Reply Daniel Alt February 12, 2018 at 8:55 am

    "hi my name is…" and I am already sleeping.

  • Reply William Nolan February 12, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    i have to make a powerpoint and its about dumb laws, i need a good opening thanks

  • Reply Carol Talbot February 12, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    I have 5 days to put together a powerful presentation and I have never done this before. I am pretty confident in front of people because I used to be an entertainer, so it comes easy for me. Thank you for this video, it's going to help me.

  • Reply M McAllister February 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Very helpful video, and clever approach — using your own opener to demonstrate and reinforce your key points. I can't tell you how many times I've sat in front of a teacher who fails to demonstrate the skill he/she is trying to teach. You've both explained and demonstrated the 5 simple steps and left me with a clear picture of how to apply your recommendations in my own presentations — all in less than 10 minutes. Well done!

  • Reply Steven Chelsky February 14, 2018 at 8:18 am

    thank you – excellent information

  • Reply Charo Gali February 18, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks so much, you are awesome. I played over and over your video and listen every word you said and your body language. thanks again

  • Reply Lukas Meyer February 18, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    you look like a bot while talking

  • Reply Elya_Qz_2019 February 19, 2018 at 5:32 am

    This week I have two presentation πŸ˜ΏπŸ™„
    Thank you for the video πŸ‘

  • Reply Nabeell Dxb February 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    i gave the presentation today and it totally sucks

  • Reply wathiq mohammad February 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks

  • Reply Broksch Ingenieure February 21, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Ur awesome

  • Reply Isaac Lee February 24, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    THANK YOU! I have this GIN conference at Bali and I nailed the presentation!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

  • Reply SlideCamp February 26, 2018 at 1:17 pm

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  • Reply KOYMA HONDO March 2, 2018 at 9:54 am

    great

  • Reply pretty potatoes March 2, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Am I the same only one who laughs while he is presenting 🐸

  • Reply Tanvir Shovon March 3, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Very Nice Presentation…

  • Reply Teenage Impact March 3, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Standing still and silent is important in the beginning. All eyes need to be on you πŸ‘Œ

  • Reply Vici Goodison-Barak March 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Fantastic video.Thanks. This really helped me to focus for an academic presentation I have to do to the head of department.

  • Reply Abdelrahman Khamis March 5, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Awesome

  • Reply Abdolaziz Karimi March 5, 2018 at 11:54 am

    thanks it was awesome
    today i had science fair and iI got 100

  • Reply Ram prasad March 8, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Best 5 steps to start with and if we follow, we can surely make our presentation successful..

  • Reply Muffin Monster March 8, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    I'm having my first ever presentation next week lol

  • Reply Smartest Home March 10, 2018 at 3:37 am

    THANK YOU

  • Reply Ola Fouad March 12, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Outstanding!πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Reply NKofman March 13, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    STOP SAYING PRI-SENTATION!!!! ITS PRE SENTAtiON!!!

  • Reply Rio March 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Sold!

  • Reply rajeev shrivastava March 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    thank you so much sir …. i just won my state level presentaion first prize … your tips are great … i dont know how to thank you….. it means a lot to me

  • Reply Seth Bergman March 17, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    What would this look like for you? Love it!

  • Reply Nasser Ahmed March 17, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you for real

  • Reply M RF March 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    That was awesome 5 myths for presentation sir…..

  • Reply Peanut Butter March 21, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    5 MIN! I only have 2 min…

  • Reply Onjuli Ombrella March 22, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Brilliant! Thank you SO much for sharing!!!

  • Reply Cherisse Thibaut March 22, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    So great thanks so much!! Just subscribed,

  • Reply Howard TB March 23, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    My friend said my voice are too soft but when I try to speak louder they say I sound like screaming am I doing it right?

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    useful!!Thank you for your tips

  • Reply Eve Worsoff March 30, 2018 at 4:13 am

    THANK YOU.

  • Reply Jane Wong March 31, 2018 at 2:10 am

    Wow! That's awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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    don't forget the catchy music in the background xD

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    Super

  • Reply Nana Mensah April 3, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Nice presentation and teaching I really enjoyed it

  • Reply Nyeji Chilembo April 3, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Fantastic

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    Short and clear presentation !!! Thank you

  • Reply Noah Fuller April 11, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    You honestly saved me with this advice thanks

  • Reply Golden Star April 14, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    how to control your voice? especially at first 2 mins? some switch to Goat

  • Reply trainer amalnoor April 19, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you so much. It is really very important and helpful video. I wish to see all your other videos. Excellent Job!

  • Reply David Sayee April 21, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks for this video

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    hi

  • Reply Prosper Freeman April 24, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    I have a project work defence on Thursday, and I think this will be very helpful. Thanks a lot

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  • Reply JosephJ May 3, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Do these tips work for pitch/investor presentation?

  • Reply Praveen Rock May 5, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Tomorrow is my presentation.It very useful for me.Thank You so much .

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  • Reply Silent Rice May 7, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Well in English i have to do a How to.. And we pick anything.
    And i will do How to present a presentation

  • Reply Jemima Singha May 12, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I speak very fast n it's words goes unclear in 5 to 10 minutes

  • Reply Andrew M. Bochynski May 14, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    this is great

  • Reply Luke Gravity May 15, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Mine is tomorrow and I’m nervous but if it helps just everyone there just want to get it over with so just go say what you have to say and leave that’s what I’m going to do tomorrow lol like don’t leave the class but I mean just do it and that’s it.

  • Reply Faysal's Education Counsel May 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks sir,
    This video from many learning as a tropic for presentations. I have waiting from new videos in your channel.

  • Reply Jeff Patterson May 20, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Dude…. Mind blown!!!

  • Reply Muntasir Sulaiman June 6, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you

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    Great video

  • Reply Chhay kim June 7, 2018 at 3:47 am

    I like this

  • Reply Shaz Hussain June 8, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Thankyou for this video, in my class we are doing somthing like the apprentice and we need to give a presentation so thank u, very helpful

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