How to Make Effective Presentations

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SAGE, 1996 - Business & Economics - 117 pages
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,Public speaking remains a nerve-racking experience for even the most frequent practitioners. This unique guide is written specifically for the needs of academic presenters; both teachers and students. It combines the principles of effective communication with practical suggestions for success in all types of academic presentation formats including lectures, papers, symposia, speeches, research proposals and conferences.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
How We Communicate
10
Nonverbal Language
19
Voice and Speech Patterns
31
Extraneous Sounds or Words
37
Getting Ready
40
What?
47
Preparing Other Presentations
68
Using Notes
75
What Kind of Visuals Are Most Appropriate
83
Handling Questions
90
Practicing and Planning
96
Handling Your Nerves
102
Its Show Time
108
Additional Resources
115
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