ERIC Number: ED480891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Making Presentations. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
This topical bibliography and commentary consists of research summaries which address the challenges of creating an effective public presentation. The research articles discussed in the bibliography/commentary are geared toward teaching students to better present information with an emphasis on the primary importance of content above empty showmanship. Guidance is offered for better using multimedia to enhance the transmission and reception of information, and concerns, such as public speaking apprehension (PSA), persuasiveness, and evaluation are addressed. The bibliography/commentary concludes that effective public presentations are the result of carefully sequenced and graduated learning. It stresses that helping the student identify the needs of the audience and the intended effect upon them is a necessary component to deciding how the information will be presented. Lists 3 Internet resources and 28 references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Bibliographies, Communication Apprehension, Communication Skills, High Schools, Higher Education, Multimedia Materials, Public Speaking, Speech Skills
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.