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A Student's Guide to Presentations: Making your Presentation by Barbara Chivers

By Barbara Chivers

This publication offers readers an in depth consultant to the education and supply of either person and team displays. it is going to take them via the entire pratcial phases essential to whole a presentation and procure very good marks. The books comprises: genuine lifestyles examples illustrating potent presentation concepts; worthwhile guidance and illustations all through; a 10-step consultant to getting ready your presentation; tips about utilizing PowerPoint; and a better half site entire with a pupil source middle at www.sagepub.co.uk/chiversandshoolbred. Written in a transparent and obtainable kind, this booklet could be crucial examining for either undergraduate and graduate scholars who've to behavior graded shows.

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For medium-sized audiences pick out individuals at random, drawing them into the presentation. Take them from different parts of the room in turn. With a class of about 20 people, there would probably be enough time to look at every individual but please do 41 42 A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO PRESENTATIONS not do this by moving from one to the next in order of their seating arrangement! Do it randomly. Eye contact can also be used to ‘pull back’ any individual who appears to be distracted or bored, if you are feeling sufficiently confident.

Make your breathing strong and deep. Your posture The way that you stand will have a huge impact on the way that you breathe. The way that you breathe will have a huge impact on how you sound. Think about whether you will be sitting or standing during the presentation and which will be most appropriate for the event. Will you need to move around the room or be expected to remain in one place? Are you comfortable standing in one place? Some people are, and some people find that in order to express themselves, they have to move during a presentation.

8 Practise your pace. Practise emphasizing keywords, practise going through key elements of the presentation, ensuring that you go at the right speed, not too fast nor too slow. You do not have to always start at the beginning. Keep it fresh by practising just some parts, or starting near the end. 9 Practise your tone and pitch. Consider learning more about your voice and how it works. 10 Be prepared for pauses. Pauses, given at key points in the presentation are also useful for the audience to reflect on the content or a question that you have posed.

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