Pocket Guide to Technical Presentations and Professional Speaking
©2006 |Pearson | Available
Steven Bernard Zwickel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
William S. Pfeiffer, Western Missouri State University
©2006 |Pearson | Available
For courses offered in technical fields that focus on developing presentation skills; sometimes called Technical Presentations, Oral Presentations, or Public Speaking.
This Pocket Guide presents clear practical guidelines on how to prepare and deliver all types of professional presentations. Topics covered include how to research your audience and topic, organize informative, persuasive, and occasional speeches, make and use quality graphics to enhance a presentation, deliver a speech with energy, enthusiasm, and clarity, and overcome nervousness. It is packed with information to help you craft and deliver a variety of different types of presentations, run more effective meetings, conduct more effective training sessions, and do better in job interviews.
Speaker-Listener-Message-Response Speech Model (S-L-M-R “slimmer” )—Presented in chapter 3, this model sensitizes students to audience-speaker interaction.
Appearance and Credibility—Discussed in chapter 2 as they relate to audience perception of the speaker.
Guidelines for Ethical Presentations—Builds off of the Code of Professional Ethics from the National Speakers Association.
Problem-Solving Process Model—Used to help organize a persuasive proposal presentation: What is the problem? What is causing the problem? What solutions are available? How did you select the best solution?
Classification System for Graphics—Text, Data Graphics, and Representational Graphics.
Rogue’s Gallery of Problem Graphics—Presents examples of 6 problematic presentation graphics with explanations as to why they are not helpful.
Mastering PowerPoint—Emphasizes effective use of this powerful tool.
(Note: Each chapter ends with Exercises).
Appendix: Resources for Presenters:General Presentation Tips. Learning More About Companies and Organizations. Establishing Credibility. Presenting to International Audiences. Speakers’ Associations. Persuasive Presentations. Impromptu Speaking. Using Your Voice and Non-Verbal Communications. Coping with Anxiety and Stage Fright. Finding Quotations and Presentation Ideas. Microsoft PowerPoint. Alternatives to PowerPoint.
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