Preparing and Researching Presentations

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Preparing and Researching Presentations

  1. 1. Preparing and Researching Presentations Chapter 11 Real Communication by Dan O’Hair and Mary WeimannSunday, March 6, 2011
  2. 2. Public Speaking This includes a speaker who has a reason for speaking, an audience, and a message that meets a purpose.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  3. 3. Start with Research • Clarify the purpose of your speech! • to inform • to persuade • for a special occasion • Make a more specific purpose statement.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  4. 4. Analysis your Audience • Audiences will have expectations. • Consider the characteristics and demographics of your audience. • pedestrian audience • passive audience • selected audience • concerted audience • organized audienceSunday, March 6, 2011
  5. 5. The Process of Choosing a Topic • Select a topic that interests you. • Use brainstorming or clustering to help you find your topic. • Make sure you can meet the assignment requirements. • Develop a thesis statement, which conveys the central idea, and is more specific than the purpose statement. (page 335)Sunday, March 6, 2011
  6. 6. Researching Information • Select a range of information from experts, laymen, statistics, and anecdotes. • Quotations can be used effectively when short and to the point. • You can make comparisons or show similarities, make contrasts, or show dissimilarities.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  7. 7. Researching Information • Surveys, books, articles, blogs. • Databases and Library Gateways • Internet and Search Engines like Google, Ask, Yahoo, Bing.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  8. 8. Credibility • Are you accurate with your sources? • Is your material appropriate for your topic and audience? • Are you using recent information? • Is your speech relevant? • Is your supporting material strong, influential, interesting, and believable?Sunday, March 6, 2011
  9. 9. Ethical Speaking Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s words or ideas and calling them your own. Keep track of where you get your material.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  10. 10. Ethical Speaking Take accurate notes for your bibliography: • type of the source • the complete names of authors • titles, subtitles • the publication date, publisher, publication city • page numbersSunday, March 6, 2011
  11. 11. Ethical Speaking Be trustworthy. Be respectful. Be responsible. Be fair.Sunday, March 6, 2011

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