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Title: Effective Presentations


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Effective Presentations
2
Anxiety Reduction
Visualize Delivery
Know Subject
Respect Preparation
Practice Presentation
Relax Mind
Respect Audience
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Delivery Key Considerations
  • The setting
  • Be familiar with
  • Room, equipment, back-up resources
  • Do a trial run.
  • The audience
  • Who?
  • What do they know?
  • What do they want to know?

4
DeliveryKey Considerations
  • The speaker
  • Credible
  • Well-prepared
  • Calm, confident
  • Good posture
  • Humorous
  • The message
  • Content background, findings, supporting
    evidence examples appropriate subject
    terminology and concepts
  • Organization description, cause-effect,
    chronological, argument, problem-solution
  • Structure introduction, body, conclusion

5
Structure of Presentation
Introduction Introduce yourself Establish
credibility State purpose outline presentation
content
Conclusion Keep it positive Summarize main ideas
Body Identify main points Give supporting
details Keep clear focus
6
VISUALS
  • Slide show
  • Graphics (clip art, topic-related pictures)
  • Exhibits (graphs, charts, diagrams, calculations)
  • Handouts
  • Back-up copy!

7
Purpose of Visuals
Illustrate key points
Reinforce verbal message
Stimulate audience interest
Focus audience attention
8
Visuals Guideliness
Design Use
  • Cover page title, date, name(s)
  • Bullets (keywords and phrases) no long sentences
  • Simple and clear
  • Easy to read--appropriate font size
  • Contrasting colors
  • Spell-check every slide!
  • Check visibility.
  • Introduce each slide topic with a complete
    sentence.
  • Speak to the audience, not the visual.
  • Stop talking when making adjustments to
    equipment.
  • Change visual when finished with topic.
  • Decide how to advance slides.
  • Make a transition to the next topic and speaker.

9
Nonverbal Verbal Communication
Voice
Body Language
  • Volume
  • Inflection
  • Articulation
  • Rate

Posture Eye contact Facial expression Hand
gestures Appropriate dress
10
Nonverbal Communication
  • Dos
  • Face the audience.
  • Look at each person in the audience.
  • Glance at notes occasionally.
  • Smile!
  • Get someone else to click the mouse.
  • Practice in the same room you will be presenting.
  • Donts
  • Do not hold on to anything!
  • Do not read from your notes or the screen!
  • Do not put hands in pockets!
  • Do not keep looking at the screen!
  • Do not look at the professor only!

11
  • Verbal Communication
  • Donts
  • Dont race through your speech!
  • Dont mumble!
  • Dont use slang.
  • Dont use verbal fillers (like, uh, and)
  • Dos
  • Speak loudly and clearly enunciate.
  • Speak slowly but with confidence.
  • Emphasize important points
  • Slow down!
  • Speak louder!

12
Conclusion
  • Summarize main points (or findings).
  • Emphasize a specific point.

13
Question Answer Guidelines
  • Encourage audience to ask questions.
  • Make eye contact with the speaker.
  • Listen carefully.
  • Answer a specific question.
  • Be honest.
  • Avoid interrupting.

14
Before the presentation
PRACTICE!
PRACTICE!
PRACTICE!
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