ERIC Number: EJ798425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
Change the Placement, the Pace, and the Preparation for the Oral Presentation
Bayless, Marsha L.
Business Communication Quarterly, v67 n2 p222-225 2004
In this article, the author describes how she changed her process for the oral presentation, which involved looking at its placement in the course, the pace, and the preparation. By moving the team oral presentation earlier in the course, the author hoped to solve two problems. One problem was the increased stress both students and the author experienced when the oral presentation was held at the end of the semester. By using this approach, the author felt that the presentation was more of a team effort. This method also appeared to provide a more relaxed approach to the presentation. With a few minutes of class each week over several weeks to prepare for the presentation, students had a more gradual introduction to the presentation. And it was early in the semester when they had more time to devote to teamwork instead of late in the semester when both students and faculty have frayed nerves and time challenges.
Descriptors: Oral Language, Public Speaking, Persuasive Discourse, Speech Communication, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Scheduling, Goal Orientation
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