ERIC Number: ED402872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
How To Make Effective Presentations. Survival Skills for Scholars, Volume 16.
Tierney, Elizabeth P.
This guide for scholars presents a step-by-step process for planning and delivering an effective presentation. Chapter 1 discusses the four principles that underlie all presentations: (1) responsibility to the audience; (2) making conscious decisions about what to present; (3) making decisions before, during, and after the presentation; and (4) becoming aware of personal strengths and weaknesses as a presenter and using techniques that will enhance the presentation. Each of the following chapters elaborates on these principles. Chapter 2 discusses the communication process, the need to have a clear message when speaking, to select words and images thoughtfully, to transmit the message clearly, and to analyze the audience. Chapter 3 covers nonverbal communication, through body language and clothing. Chapter 4 discusses the control of voice and speech patterns. Chapter 5 outlines the essential questions that must be answered in preparing a presentation, including who, what, when, where, why, and how. Chapters 6 and 7 cover the preparation of formal and other types of presentations. Chapters 8 and 9 cover the use of notes, handouts and visuals. Chapters 10 through 12 discuss the handling of audience questions, planning and practicing of the talk, dealing with nervousness, and delivering the speech. (Contains 22 references.) (PRW)
Descriptors: Body Language, Classroom Communication, Communication Skills, Higher Education, Nonverbal Communication, Oral Communication Method, Public Speaking, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication
Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (paperback: ISBN-8039-5957-5; hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-5956-7).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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