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VOICE ADDED Basic Presentation Skills

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Nichole Morelock

on 28 August 2018

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Transcript of VOICE ADDED Basic Presentation Skills

Presentation Elements
Plan Your Story
Basic Presentation Skills
1. Capture attention
Acknowledge audience, introduce yourself
Humor, statistics, brief story…
2. Provide an overview and introduction
Introduces your topic and what you plan to cover – have an overview slide!
3. Preview / Thesis statement –
A specific, achievable, and relevant sentence that summarizes the main idea of your presentation
Finding Your Voice
Presentation elements
Choosing a topic
Visual aids
You as the presenter
Tips & Tricks
Attitudes, beliefs, & values of your audience (Lane, Abigail, & Gooch, 2014).
To Inform
To Persuade
To Inspire
1. Why am I speaking?

2. Who am I speaking to?

Determine the speaking situation or CONTEXT!
First things first...
Tip: Use preview statement while showing your OVERVIEW slide
Only include main points on your overview
“My speech is on hunger."
“How many of you have worried about what you will eat for dinner, not because you can't decide, but because you don't have any food at home and no cash to buy some? Today I’m going to share some information with you about food insecurity among college students, and tell you about two resources specifically for students experiencing hunger.”
Content of presentation
Clarify definitions
Identify key points to build on
Provide specific examples
Use transition statements!
Believe in what you are saying!
Presentation Body
Summarize main points
Concluding remarks
Thank audience for their attention
Invite questions
Transition to the References slide
List sources in APA format

Always be prepared to demonstrate where your information came from!
Examples, weblinks, and other resources are on Blackboard. No slacking here!
Make it relevant and meaningful
Explore resources before deciding
Identify QUALITY resources
Professional journals / Trade magazines
Reputable internet resources
Balance hard and soft evidence
Avoid plagiarizing
Cite sources within presentation (verbally and on relevant slides) and list them on your References slide
Choosing a Topic
Subtopics / topical arrangement
Chronological order (1st, 2nd , 3rd or calendar dates)
Space (location or physical relation to one another)
Cause & effect
Problem & solution
Compare & contrast...
Arranging your info
(Delivery Style)
How will you tell your story?
Ideas to Outlines
Balance hard & soft evidence
Check for flow
Plan a visual aid
Create your PowerPoint or Prezi LAST
Goal: Make it YOUR story
PowerPoint Slides, Prezi, Pictochart, etc.
Everyday items, graphs, drawings…
Relevant and appropriate
Augment, not distract
Decide when to introduce visual aids for maximum impact
Consider the context
Visual Aids X 2
Who are


as a Speaker?
Dress with credibility
Dress is based on the context
Practice timing
Remind yourself to breathe
Speak to be heard
Adjust volume to setting
Avoid jargon or slang (unless applicable)
Avoid filler words & overly casual language (like, uh, umm, yeah)
Be an ETHICAL Speaker
Respectful...to your audience, your sources, & yourself
Make eye contact!
Use memorable language
Metaphors, simile, alliteration, quotes, etc.
Anaphora = (tag lines)
Use volume, inflection, and vocal variety
Speak slow enough to enunciate clearly –
and watch pronunciations - For, to, and…
Allow natural gestures & SMILE!!
Develop a Conversational Style
Always include a title slide, overview slide, main points, summary slide, and references slide
Believe in yourself!
Use quality resources and cite them appropriately
Maximize the impact of visual aids
Maintain congruency between dress, speech, design of slides
Plan and practice the delivery of your information - be a great storyteller!
Summary & Review
Prepare, Relax, Stay Focused, Learn from Experience
Delivery Tips and Tricks
Cox, M. R. (2007). What every student should know about
preparing effective oral presentations. Boston, MA: Pearson.
Engleberg, I. N., & Wynn, D. R. (2011). THINK:
Communication. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Fujishin, R. (2012). The natural speaker (7th ed.). Boston,
MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Lane, S. D., Abigail, R. A., & Gooch, J. C. (2014).
Communication in a civil society. Boston, MA: Pearson.
Use PowerPoint Wisely
-Don McMillan

Personal characteristics of the audience members, such as age, gender, ethnicity, & financial status (Lane, Abigail, & Gooch, 2014).
Prepare your info,
then prepare your SELF
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before leaving.
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To make up for yesterday's issues, I have added audio clips to the first half of this Prezi slideshow. Give it ample time to download, and then turn up your volume. Firefox or Chrome usually work best with Prezi. Use the guided notes. I'll do my best to make this as painless as possible!
Thanks, Nichole (Dr. Morelock)

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