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Org 536 Critical Thinking ALSB


Org 536 Critical Thinking ALSB

Org 536 Critical Thinking ALSB

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  • 1. How to Deliver Effective Presentations Ashley Shisila Bales ORG 536 – Contemporary Business Writing and Communication Colorado State University – Global Campus Dr. Robert Olszewski November 10, 2013
  • 2. Preparation Know Your Purpose What are you trying To accomplish? Know Your Audience Can you anticipate reactions? Is the presentation appealing? Is the message respectful?
  • 3. Organizing Material  Introduction ◦ Capture attention ◦ Preview main points  Body ◦ Develop main points  Conclusion ◦ Summarize main points ◦ Provide take away information
  • 4. Building Rapport Form a connection with the audience through different techniques Imagery • Analogy • Metaphor Verbal Signposts • Preview • Summarize Nonverbal • Appearance • Interaction
  • 5. Visual Aids Multimedia Slides: Provide a professional appearance Transparencies: Easy to prepare Visual aids need to have a purpose, explain main points, gain interest, and act as a visual que Handouts: Increase audience participation Speakers Notes: Supplies summary for audience
  • 6. Design to Impress Text and colors should enhance presentation  Use tools to display information  Organize slides with templates and diagrams  PowerPoint Slide Sorter will help revise the entire presentation  More information on designing:
  • 7. Using PowerPoint Effectively Get familiar with presentation, programs, and equipment ahead of time  Practice and know your material  Interact with the audience to engage them  Make eye contact and move around 
  • 8. Best Process for Presentation Presentation Process Text Special Effects Backgrounds Hyperlinks Images Engage Audience Graphics Post on Internet
  • 9. Fine Tune Your Presentation Choose a delivery method  Overcome stage fright through preparation and practice  Remain in control throughout presentation  Engage audience after with handouts  Answer audience’s questions 
  • 10. Presentation Quick Checklist Identify purpose of presentation and audience Organize introduction to preview points and engage audience Organize body logically by main points Organize conclusion to review main points and provide take aways Use visual aids to enhance delivery Develop presentation with tools that clearly convey a message
  • 11. Reference Guffey, M., & Loewy, D. (2011). Business communication: Process and product. (7th ed.). Independence, KY: Cengage Learning.