Details_You_Really_Need_to_Know_Developing_Oral_Presentation_Materials

Details_You_Really_Need_to_Know_Developing_Oral_Presentation_Materials

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Details You Really Need to Know : Your Blueprint for Success in Preparing an Oral Presentation In these notes, you’ll read more about what to include in the oral component/presentation associated with your written assignment. Here are the contents of this document: What is the oral presentation about, and why is it required? What are your options? What about visual aids? How to create your presentation materials How should you structure the presentation? How do you narrate your PowerPoint® slides? What resources can you use for creating a streaming video presentation What if you want more opportunities for public speaking practice? What is this oral presentation about, and why is it required? The presentation topic could be anything that complements the written assignment, as long as it follows the structure described below. One of the requirements for this class is that we cover oral communication because it is often a complement to written communication. In many technical writing courses, we are required to have students prepare and deliver at least one, and not more than three, oral presentations. I always opt for two, and sometimes three, presentations. Why? Practice is the best way to become a stronger presenter. Practice is the best way to overcome a fear of public speaking. By the way, if you have a high level of anxiety or fear of speaking in public, you’re not alone in this class. Based on my experience with students over the last 16 years, I have found that most students are highly anxious when it comes to public speaking. When, as an undergraduate, I took a professional writing class at NC State, my fear of public speaking was so profound that I tried to find a class in which I didn’t have to give a presentation. I didn’t realize at the time what a disservice that would have been! After graduation, every job interview that I attended and every job that I had pointed out the benefits of a good foundation in public speaking.
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Oral Presentation 1 Page 2 of 12 In our online classes, we have an interesting situation. We still have to require the preparation and delivery of the presentations, but we cannot require that students deliver them in a “live” setting (although that is an option that I make available to you). In a way, this mimics what is becoming increasingly prevalent in industry. It is a lot cheaper to set up a teleconference or a videoconference than it is to pay to arrange travel for groups of people to meet in person. For example, when I worked as a contractor for Nortel, half our team was in RTP and the other half was in Canada. The RTP half of the team would meet in a conference room where a computer broadcast the PowerPoint presentation in RTP and Canada. We spoke into the speakerphone on our table, and the Canada group spoke into the speakerphone on their table.
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