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By Barbara Chivers

ISBN-10: 1849202206

ISBN-13: 9781849202206

This booklet offers readers an in depth advisor to the education and supply of either person and staff shows. it is going to take them via all of the pratcial levels essential to entire a presentation and acquire first-class marks. The books contains: genuine lifestyles examples illustrating potent presentation strategies; worthwhile counsel and illustations all through; a 10-step consultant to getting ready your presentation; pointers on utilizing PowerPoint; and a better half site whole with a pupil source middle at www.sagepub.co.uk/chiversandshoolbred. Written in a transparent and available type, this booklet should be crucial examining for either undergraduate and graduate scholars who've to behavior graded shows.

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If you want the audience to participate during the presentation, there are several techniques you can use to encourage this. qxd 30 8/16/2007 5:02 PM Page 30 A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO PRESENTATIONS or directly involving chosen members of the audience with tasks, exercises and demonstrations. If the audience is very quiet and do not immediately pose questions when you ask for any, it can be useful to prepare a few of your own questions that you use to extend the topic and perhaps stimulate further questions.

If you do not use your hands to operate the technology or demonstrate something, hold cards or papers or clasp your hands lightly in front of you to reduce the waving around. Avoid all repetitive behaviours such as clasping and unclasping hands, folding your arms, using your pockets and shuffling your notes. qxd 28 8/16/2007 5:02 PM Page 28 A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO PRESENTATIONS • Face the audience as much as possible. They will pick up non-verbal clues from your facial expression. This will also help you to ‘sweep the group’ by making brief eye contact with the audience.

Practice makes perfect. So start practising remembering positive feelings of success rather than feelings of failure, as so many people do when they think about presentations. If you want a very quick and simple alternative, try associating a positive confident feeling with a smell such as peppermint or lemon aroma therapy oil on a tissue. Practise associating that peppermint smell with feeling confident. Before you start your presentation, simply have a quick sniff of peppermint oil, and feel the confidence beginning to flow through you.

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