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ERIC Number: ED240638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Conference Presentations.
Olion, LaDelle
Developing a conference presentation involves both assembling and delivering the materials. In selecting a topic, speakers should consider their own prior knowledge and experience, the topic's interest and significance for them as well as for the audience, and the amount of information available. They can research materials on the chosen topic efficiently through a database computer search and can then construct an outline to insure that the ideas will be organized and sufficiently supported or amplified to meet the needs of the presentation. They should connect the three main parts to a presentation--introduction, body, and conclusion--with clear transitions, and create a brief, clear, and provocative title. The materials may be presented in any of four ways: impromptu, extemporaneously, by reading, or from memory. Whichever format they choose, speakers should concentrate on meanings, talk with rather than at the audience, and punctuate and support ideas with voice and body. They can relieve stagefright by remembering that such feelings are normal and by being thoroughly prepared with both information and practice. Audiovisual aids can give clarity and justification to the presentation, so long as speakers keep their attention on the audience and use the simplest, most direct audiovisual format. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audience Awareness; Speech Writing
Note: Paper presented at the Minority Training Institute at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).