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What Every Student Should Know about Preparing Effective Oral Presentations

ISBN-10: 0205505457
ISBN-13: 9780205505456
Edition: 2007
Authors: Martin R. Cox
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Description: This brief guide provides brief and helpful insight into preparing an effective presentation, including how to overcome your nervousness. Overcoming speech anxiety and dealing with nervousness, building speaker confidence, researching and using  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.60
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

This brief guide provides brief and helpful insight into preparing an effective presentation, including how to overcome your nervousness. Overcoming speech anxiety and dealing with nervousness, building speaker confidence, researching and using supporting materials, using language effectively, organizing your presentation, opening and closing your presentation, using PowerPoint and other visual aids, and delivering an effective speech. Anyone who has to give an oral presentation as part of their job, school, or other meetings.

Preface
Uh Oh! I Have to Deliver a Speech!
Understanding Your Nervousness
Tips for Staying Relaxed
Ten Common Errors to Avoid
Before You Begin
The Communication Process
Determining Your Purpose
Selecting a Topic
Outlining the Speech
Creating a Bibliography
Documenting Your Sources
Some Guidelines to Avoid Plagiarism
Research and Support Material
The Research Process
Supporting Material
Examples of Hard Evidence
Examples of Soft Evidence
Tips for Using the Internet
Organizing Your Presentation
The Thesis Statement
The Body of the Speech
Patterns of Organization
Chronological Patterns
Spatial Patterns
Topical Patterns
Causal Patterns
Problem/Cause/Solution Design
Pro/Con Division
The Motivated Sequence
Structural Overview of Major Organizational Templates
Using Language Effectively
Oral Style versus Written Style
Tips for Effective Language Use
Memorable Language
Opening and Closing the Presentation
The Introduction as the Vehicle for the Speech
Introductions
Elements of the Introduction
Previews and Reviews
Conclusions
Elements of the Conclusion
Using Presentation Aids
What Are Presentation Aids and Why Use Them?
Types of Visual Aids
Using Presentation Software
Font Size
Backgrounds and Text Color
Layout and Design
Delivery for Presentation Software
Your Backup Plan
Tips for Using Presentation Aids
Chart Types
Delivering an Effective Speech
Beginning
Vocal Style
Eye Contact
Volume
Rate
Gestures
Text Movement
Posture
Facial Expression
Ending
Modes of Delivery
Impromptu
Manuscript
Extemporaneous
Memorized
Evaluating Your Speech
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