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HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE PRESENTER

COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS • Communicating ideas is important as it raises objections that the audience might have and can anticipate possible answers. There are two techniques that include:

• Brainstorming

• Imaginary Dialogue
• This will help to produce ideas and become comfortable in communicating those ideas before the presentation. (2012, Ch.14)
HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE WRITER OR SPEAKER
•Four characteristics of an effective presenter are:

•Unity

•Coherence

•Emphasis

•Development (2012, Ch. 14)
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FORMAT
• Four types of formal speech:
• Memorized ( without notes)
• Manuscript ( Verbatim)
• Extemporaneous ( With Notes)
• Impromptu (Unprepared)
• A Formal Speech has three Parts:
• The introduction
• The Body
• The Conclusion (2012, Ch.15)
EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES OF PERSUASION
• Understand why people reject ideas • Know the particular audience you wish to persuade • Anticipate your audience’s objections • Present your idea’s to advantage (2012, Ch. 14)
• Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
TECHNIQUES IN BEING AN EFFICIENT PRESENTER
• Choosing the right communication method for the right audience
• Having a positive attitude about the information that is being presented
• Understanding the information that you are presenting
• Being open to suggestions (2012, Ch. 15)
TIPS WHEN PRESENTING
• Walk to the podium with a straight back to show confidence • Eye contact with the audience • Speak loudly • Focus on the importance of the presentation rather than the nervousness

REFERENCES
• Quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson retrieved from website: http://quotes.dictionary.com/Speech_is_power_speech_is_to_persuade_to • Ruggiero, V. R. (2012). The art of thinking: A guide to critical and creative thought (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pears
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