Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 10 Review - Chapter 10 Organizing a Successful...

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Chapter 10: Organizing a Successful Presentation Some speakers have strong delivery . Some have story content . However, neither of these alone or together succeeds in making a presentation memorable or even understandable if the speaker is disorganized. Audiences view speakers who are well organized as more competent, confident, and credible. Organization also helps you as a speaker to arrange and develop your ideas. First things first. 1. Choose a topic 2. Then you must establish the purpose of your presentation 3. Only then, should you start thinking about how to organize your presentation Choosing a topic First step in preparing your presentation The topic you choose should be something your familiar with, excited about, or a topic you want to learn more It also should be a topic that is relevant to the audience and one that makes listening to the speech compelling. - Choosing a familiar topic Speak about something that you have expertise is, have knowledge about, personal experiences. - Choose a topic you are interested in Do this so you will have more energy in your presentation and will cause you to actually care about what your talking about. - Consider the audience Pick something the audience cares about and finds important Your presentation will go more smoothly if your topic is directly related to the audience. Use appropriate language and simple terminology for the audience to understand. -Other ways to generate a topic You may also want to use brainstorming techniques to come up with a topic if you having trouble finding a subject. One way to brainstorm is to make lists under headings such as people, events, hobbies. Than see how many topics you can come up with under each heading. Than you could list sub topics under topics…ex rock band Another way to search for a topic are through library databases or on the internet. Browse newspapers, magazines, tv Current events, issues, debates, controversies Also, keep your eye on everyday interactions with friends, family, and others.
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Chapter 10: Organizing a Successful Presentation Defining the purpose for your presentation Each presentation has a general purpose and a specific purpose . The general purpose is very broad…usually to inform or to persuade It basically means that your telling the audience the overall thing your doing in the speech such as persuading them to not like Bush or informing them on how eye surgery works. After that, you narrow that down your general purpose and concentrate on the specific purpose. The specific purpose if what you hope to accomplish with the audience by the end of the speech The specific purpose should focus on only one small aspect of your topic. Make sure it is narrow enough to fit it in your presentation. You should be able to state your specific purpose in a concise these statement
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2010 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Spring '06 term at University of Texas.

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