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MEMORANDOM DATE: January 00, 2010 TO: Mr. Orendorff FROM: SUBJECT: Analysis of Chapter 13 Objectives Chapter 13 explains how to effectively plan, write, and complete oral presentations. Oral presentations are a display of both verbal and non-verbal communication skills so they can often make or break a career. However, the same three-step process used for reports and proposals can be easily adapted for an oral presentation to ensure that a career is unyielding. THE IMPORTANCE OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS IN YOUR CAREER SUCCESS Oral presentations can be a great career builder. They allow the audience a chance to examine a wide range of skills including research, planning, writing, visual design, interpersonal and non-verbal skills that a prospective employee or boss might find attractive. Presentations also give the presenter a chance to demonstrate their ability to think quickly, grasp complex ideas and handle challenging situations. When giving oral presentation it is important to remember a few things: Many people, both experienced and inexperienced, get nervous when speaking in front of others. Being nervous can be a good thing. It shows that the presenter cares about their reputation and the topic on which they are speaking. Also, it can be converted into positive energy. It is possible to control emotions to deliver a presentation using the three-step process for oral presentations. HOW TO ADAPT THE THREE-STEP WRITING PROCESS TO ORAL PRESENTATIONS The three-step process for oral presentations differs slightly from the process for reports and proposals. However, it can be adopted with only minor modifications.
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Step 1: The Planning Phase for a Presentation: Analyze the situation . This means that you must define the purpose of the presentation and develop an audience profile. The purpose of most presentations in a business environment is to inform or persuade. Determine the size of the audience, predict their reaction, and measure their experience is the main tasks of analyzing the audiences for oral presentations. Gather information. Gathering information is doing research to become knowledgeable about your topic. It is important to get the information that is most vital and then include less important information as time allows. Select the right medium.
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