What Every Student Should Know Preparing Effective Oral Presentations includes advice on overcoming speech anxiety and dealing with nervousness, building speaker confidence, researching and using supporting materials, using language effectively, organising your presentation, opening and closing your presentation, using PowerPoint and other visual aids, and delivering an effective speech.
1. Uh Oh! I Have to Deliver a Speech!
Understanding your nervousness
Tips for Staying Relaxed
Ten common errors to avoid
2. Before You Begin
The Communication Process
Determining Your Purpose
Selecting a Topic
Outlining the Speech
Creating a Bibliography
Documenting Your Sources
Some Guidelines to Avoid Plagiarism
3. Research & Support Material
The Research Process
Examples of Hard Evidence
Examples of Soft Evidence
Tips for Using the Internet
4. Organizing Your Presentation
The Body of the Speech
Patterns of Organization
The Motivated Sequence
5. Using Language Effectively
Oral Style v. Written Style
Tips for Effective Language Use
6. Opening & Closing the Presentation
Previews & Reviews
7. Using Presentation Aids
What are visual aids and why use them?
Types of visual aids
Creating effective presentation aids
8. Delivering an Effective Speech
Evaluating Your Speech
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