My weakness is that I tend to talk too fast and thus lose clear enunciation. I also have to be careful about linguistics. Being from the Midwest I tend to say, “you betcha” which doesn’t come off as being very professional. North (20 18) offers ten tips on how to improve your public speaking: Being nervous is normal. Practice and prepare. Know your audience, the speech is about them, not you. Organize your material in the most effective manner. Watch for feedback and adapt. Show off your personality. Use humor, tell stories, use effective language Don’t read unless you must. Use an outline. Use your voice and body language effectively, omitting nervous gestures. Grab their attention early and have a dynamic ending. Use audiovisual aides wisely. Remember, practice does not always mean perfect. Smiling increases endorphins, replacing anxiety with calm and making you feel good about your presentation Arrive Early. It's always best to allow yourself plenty of time to settle in before your talk. Naturally, you'll want to rehearse your presentation multiple times. While it can be difficult for those with packed schedules to spare time to practice, it's essential if you want to deliver a rousing presentation. I’m famous around the office for staying up late the night before a big presentation, practicing over and over. If you really want to sound great, write out your speech rather than taking chances winging it – if you get nervous about speaking, a script is your best friend. Arrive Early. It's always best to allow yourself plenty of time to settle in before your talk. Extra time ensures you won't be late (even if Google Maps shuts down) and gives you plenty of time to get adapted to your presentation space. Smile. Smiling increases endorphins, replacing anxiety with calm and making you feel good about your presentation. Smiling also exhibits confidence and enthusiasm to the crowd. And this tip works even if you're doing a webinar and people can't see you.
Topic 9 DQ2 Sustaining change can be difficult, as there are many variables that can affect implementation. One critical component of EBP is to ensure that practice change is part of an organization's culture so it will continue to impact outcomes over time. Name two potential barriers that may prevent your EBP change proposal from continuing to obtain the same desired results 6 months to a year from now, and your strategies for overcoming these barriers. In this assignment, students will pull together the change proposal project components they have been working on throughout the course to create a proposal inclusive of sections for each content focus area in the course. At the conclusion of this project, the student will be able to apply evidence-based research steps and processes required as the foundation to address a clinically oriented problem or issue in future practice.
- Winter '18
- Tammy Gray
- Nursing, Hanrahan