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By Barbara Chivers

This ebook offers readers an in depth consultant to the instruction and supply of either person and staff displays. it's going to take them via all of the pratcial levels essential to entire a presentation and procure very good marks. The books comprises: actual existence examples illustrating potent presentation suggestions; beneficial counsel and illustations all through; a 10-step advisor to getting ready your presentation; pointers on utilizing PowerPoint; and a significant other website entire with a pupil source heart at www.sagepub.co.uk/chiversandshoolbred. Written in a transparent and obtainable variety, this e-book can be crucial studying for either undergraduate and graduate scholars who've to behavior graded shows.

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By Barbara Chivers

This ebook offers readers an in depth consultant to the instruction and supply of either person and staff displays. it's going to take them via all of the pratcial levels essential to entire a presentation and procure very good marks. The books comprises: actual existence examples illustrating potent presentation suggestions; beneficial counsel and illustations all through; a 10-step advisor to getting ready your presentation; pointers on utilizing PowerPoint; and a significant other website entire with a pupil source heart at www.sagepub.co.uk/chiversandshoolbred. Written in a transparent and obtainable variety, this e-book can be crucial studying for either undergraduate and graduate scholars who've to behavior graded shows.

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3 Non-verbal communications. qxd 26 8/16/2007 5:02 PM Page 26 A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO PRESENTATIONS 1 Verbal communications We suggest five principles here: • Limit your use of jargon. Generally speaking, to be understood, the presenter needs to use vocabulary that is familiar to the audience. Too much jargon can distract the audience while they try to understand new meanings and applications. • Explain new or complex terms. When you use familiar words and phrases the audience will understand your content much more quickly.

Have you already suffered from nervousness before a presentation? qxd 8/16/2007 5:02 PM Page 35 IMPROVING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE What are your personal symptoms of stress? We are programmed to have nervous reactions and to be tense in certain situations. Sometimes it is highly appropriate to be tense. In an emergency, you probably do not want to be totally calm, collected and relaxed! But much of the time, stress is not an appropriate reaction. Or rather, too much stress is not an appropriate reaction.

Good time management is essential. 2 Develop relevant and interesting content. Make sure it is useful for the audience and is suitable for the purpose of the presentation. 3 Create a clear and logical structure that will be easy for the audience to understand and will help you to feel in control. 4 Communicate clearly using a variety of skills and techniques. 5 Use the technologies suitable for the purpose. They should enhance the delivery 6 Create clear supporting documentation that will be useful for the presenter and rather than control or restrict it.

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