Business Presentation Skills

Business Presentation Skills - Presentation Skills Workshop...

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Presentation Skills Workshop Presentation Skills Workshop By   M ichelle Kirtley Johnston, Ph.D. Loyola University New Orleans
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Communication Communication Apprehension Apprehension Misconceptions: Professional speakers are always calm Only certain people are affected Stage fright is harmful
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Communication Communication Apprehension Apprehension Short-Range Control: 1. Practice, practice, practice 2. Practice the visualization technique (visualize yourself succeeding vs. tripping down the stairs) 3. Use attitude adjustment— positive thinking
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Communication Communication Apprehension Apprehension Last Minute Approaches: Isometric exercise Deep breathing exercise Control in the first 60 seconds: Take a deep breath (before speaking) Shift attention from you to audience Narrow focus of eye movement
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Practicing Practicing Go through your presentation at least twice Try to recreate the speaking situation Practice in the same room if possible Try to practice at least once in front of a mirror Time your presentation at least twice Organize your presentation to allow last-minute adjustments Be prepared, be flexible, and anticipate the unexpected
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Audience Analysis: Audience Analysis: Consider Your Listeners Consider Your Listeners Ask the following questions: Who will attend? Why should each person listen? What do the listeners need to know?
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