presentation_tips - TIPS ON PUBLIC SPEAKING 1. Know your...

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TIPS ON PUBLIC SPEAKING 1. Know your material thoroughly. Make sure that you present your material in a logical fashion. The material you present orally should have the same ingredients as that which are required for a written research paper, i.e. a logical progression from INTRODUCTION (Thesis statement) to BODY (strong supporting arguments, accurate and up-to-date information) to CONCLUSION (re-state thesis, summary, and logical conclusion). To end your presentation, summarize your main points in the same way as you normally do in the CONCLUSION of a written paper. Remember, however, that there is a difference between spoken words appropriate for the ear and formally written words intended for reading. Terminate your presentation with an interesting remark or an appropriate punch line. Leave your listeners with a positive impression and a sense of completion. Remember that the best speeches and often those that seem extemporaneous are those that have been practiced and rehearsed. You will want to practice your presentation as a group to make sure that you will present all the
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 920:311 taught by Professor Phillips during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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