WHAT ARE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

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WHAT ARE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  1. 1. Presentations
  2. 2. What is Communication?Nonverbal Communication-body language-eye contact
  3. 3. Importance ofCommunicationClass PresentationsField ResearchBusiness CommunicationsPublic Speaking
  4. 4. Fear of Public SpeakingPopulationNo.1 fear=Public SpeakingFear No.2=DeathStage fright-In spotlight-unprepared-inexperienced
  5. 5. Effective CommunicationPreparationPracticePresence
  6. 6. Effective CommunicationPreparationresearch -non-researchformat -speak on what you know-Notes- outline main points-note cards vs. full sized paper
  7. 7. Sample Speech OutlineI. IntroductionThesisII. Bodysupport argumentsIII. Conclusionreview
  8. 8. Effective CommunicationPractice- practice makes perfect- revision- get time right
  9. 9. Effective CommunicationPresence-nervousness- fright is common-Body language-voice tone-gestures-eye contact-positive attitude
  10. 10. Things You Shouldn’tDoRead directly from notesRead directly fromscreenTurn back on audienceSlouch, hands in pocketsNo um, ah, you know’sNo nervous gesturesTalk too fast,
  11. 11. Things You ShouldDoEye contactCan glance atnotesAppropriategesturesRhetoricalquestions toinvolveaudience
  12. 12. Ten Successful TipsControl the “Butterflies”Know the room- become familiarwith the place of presentationKnow the audience- greet or chatwith the audience before hand. It’seasier to speak to friends than tostrangersKnow your material-increasednervousness is due to un-preparedness
  13. 13. Control the “Butterflies”Relaxation- relax entire body bystretching and breathing so as toease the tensionVisualize giving your speech-Visualize yourself giving yourspeech from start to finish. Byvisualizing yourself successful, youwill be successful
  14. 14. Control the “Butterflies”People want you to succeed-theaudience is there to see yousucceed not to failDon’t apologize-by mentioning yournervousness or apologizing, you’llonly be calling the audience’sattention to mistakes
  15. 15. Control the “Butterflies”Concentrate on your message-notthe medium. Focus on themessage you are trying to conveyand not on your anxietiesTurn nervousness into positiveenergy-nervousness increasesadrenaline, transform it into vitalityand enthusiasm
  16. 16. Control the “Butterflies”Gain experience-experience buildsconfidence, which is key toeffective public speaking
  17. 17. Practice takes you from this..
  18. 18. To this….

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