w12 Effective Presentation Skills - Briefing English (brief) - handout

W12 Effective Presentation Skills - Briefing English (brief) - handout

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Effective Presentation Skills – Briefing English 12/24/2009 Peiling Hsia
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Standing in front of an audience and giving a presentation, for most people, is as stressful and painful as going to dentist and getting root canal. There are very few people who have a natural talent for delivering outstanding presentation.
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On the other hand, prudence, hard work, and practice can carry the rest of us into the “very good” level of presentation skills. Being able to communicate effectively is a skill that benefits you for all your life. Whether you are going to stay in academic life or get involved in any number of business related job opportunities, successful communication skills can help you reach your goals more effectively. Making a good presentation requires practice !
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The nine characteristics of a powerful speaker. 1. Be enthusiastic 2. Be organized 3. Audience focus 4. Be flexible 5. Sense of humor 6. Appropriate body language 7. Appropriate vocabulary 8. Vary voice tone 9. Focus on purpose
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Briefing English Presentation Skills for Public Speaking
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A presentation is a formal talk to one or more people that "presents" ideas or information in a clear, structured way. People are sometimes afraid of speaking in public, but if you follow a few simple rules, giving a presentation is actually very easy. 1. Preparation 2. Equipment 3. Delivery 4. Language 5. The Presentation
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1. Preparation Preparation is everything! All presentations have a common objective. People give presentations because they want to communicate in order to: inform train persuade sell
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(1) Objective (2) Audience (3) Venue (4) Method (5) Content (6) Structure (7) Notes (8) Rehearsal " Why am I making this presentation?" " Who am I making this presentation to?" “How much do they know already and what will they expect from you?” Time and length “How should I make this presentation?" " What should I say?" Most presentations are organized in three parts, followed by questions: beginning, middle, end Reading a text is boring! Practice makes perfect!
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2 . Equipment
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3. Delivery 'Delivery' refers to the way in which you actually deliver or perform or give your presentation. Delivery is a vital aspect of all presentations. (1) Nerves (2) Audience rapport (3) Body language (4) Cultural considerations (5) Voice quality (6) Visual aids Try to speak slowly and calmly. Build a warm and friendly relationship with your audience. Enthusiasm is contagious. Avoid any repetitive and irritating gestures. Vary your voice - speed, intonation, volume. Avoid cultural misunderstanding. Keep the information on each visual aid to a minimum.
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4. Language (1) Simplicity and Clarity (2) Signposting Use short words and short sentences. Use active verbs instead of passive verbs.
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