Oral Presentation & Power Point Spring 112

Oral Presentation & Power Point Spring 112 - ORAL...

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ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND POWER POINT Public speaking is an important – and for some people, frightening – task. It requires some degree of confidence and skill, but new technology can help provide a structure for public presentations, whether they are for a small group of colleagues, a potential client, or a large audience. As with virtually all forms of business and technical communications, knowing your audience is paramount: Who are the people you are addressing? Why are they here? What do they want to learn from you? What will appeal to them, and what will give them a complete understanding of your topic? Using visuals aids like PowerPoint slides can help you organize your presentation, give you confidence while you talk, and provide a printed handout for your audience to save them from having to take extensive notes. But visual aids are just that – aids. They cannot do the central work of an oral presentation. Being prepared by understanding your topic, understanding your audience, and understanding the purpose of your presentation is the most important aspect of the task. Preparing a PowerPoint Presentation Use visuals to support important points – not to provide the text of your presentation. Try not to put more than eight (8) lines on a slide and
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