Ch 16 Outline


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CHAPTER 16: DEVELOPING ORAL AND ONLINE PRESENTATIONS 1) OUTLINE Building Your Career with Oral Presentations Planning Your Presentation Analyzing the Situation Selecting the Right Medium Organizing Your Presentation Defining Your Main Idea Limiting Your Scope Choosing Your Approach Preparing Your Outline Writing Your Presentation Adapting to Your Audience Composing Your Presentation Presentation Introduction Arousing Audience Interest Building Your Credibility Previewing Your Message Presentation Body Connecting Your Ideas Holding Your Audience’s Attention Presentation Close Restating Your Main Points Describing Next Steps Ending on a Strong Note Enhancing Your Presentation with Effective Visuals Creating Effective Slides Writing Readable Content Designing Graphics for Slides Selecting Design Elements Adding Animation and Special Effects Giving Presentations Online Completing Your Presentation Finalizing Slides and Support Materials Preparing to Speak Practicing Your Delivery Overcoming Anxiety Handling Questions Responsively 2) RÉSUMÉ Building Your Career with Oral Presentations Oral presentations, delivered in person or online, offer important opportunities to put all your communication skills on display.
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If the thought of giving a speech makes you nervous, remember that everybody gets nervous, being nervous means you care about the topic, your audience, and your career success, you can convert those nervous feelings into positive energy that helps you give more compelling presentations. Planning Your Presentation When planning oral presentations, one task (gathering information) is essentially the same as for written communication projects. Try to anticipate the likely emotional state of your audience by trying to determine if your audience is going to be: supportive, interested but neutral uninterested, apprehensive, hostile. When selecting the right medium, remember that technology offers an array of choices these days, ranging from live, in-person presentations to webcasts. When organizing your presentation, you’ll perform the same tasks as when organizing a written message; however, oral media have certain restraints, so you need to make sure that audience members hear and remember what you say: Audience members can’t skip back through printed pages to review something you said. Audience members can’t skip ahead if they don’t need certain information. To get your main idea across most effectively, try to: figure out the one message you want audience members to walk away with, compose a one-sentence summary that links your subject and purpose to your audience’s frame of reference. Effective presentations are tailored to the time allowed: audience attention levels and retention rates drop sharply after 20 minutes.
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ENG 310 taught by Professor Dr.rachal during the Spring '11 term at Nicholls State.

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