What is the purpose of your communication What are you trying to communicate? Who are you presenting it to? Colleagues Instructor What is the best format? Written Presentation Formats Speech Power Points Overheads Where are you going to present it? Classroom In the field
Remember these are different way of communicating information or Channels of Communication Channel you use should be selected based on its ability to facilitate effective communication Oral: Stand up and talk Professional appearance: dress, posture, organization, speaking loud and clear, appropriate Enthusiastic and attentive: engage audience Body language Listening skills: not just talking but interacting Avoid assumptions: that they already know what you are talking about Written Various kinds of written communication we talked about ways to communicate effectively this way earlier in the class Visually A picture says a thousand words Electronically Via Power Points, video, etc.
Now it is your turn Show us your completed Poster page What is your topic Why did you choose it Explain your outline Where did you get your sources
Information Literacy Session 8
“Whenever I found out anything
remarkable, I have thought it my
duty to put down my discovery on
paper, so that all ingenious people
might be informed thereof.”
-Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
• General considerations
– Goals of communicating
• What are you trying to communicate?
• Who are you presenting it to?
– Form of communication
• Presentation: Speech, PowerPoint, Overhead, etc.
– Logic and professionalism
• Make sense
• Take it seriously
•Presenting information effectively
•Methods of presentation
• Factors in choosing method
•Type of information you are conveying
•The presentation environment
– What your topic is
– Why you chose it
– Your outline
– One or two of your most helpful
Which of these questions should
you NOT ask when preparing to
A. What are you trying to
B. Who are you communicating to?
C. What would impress my audience?
D. Where is it going to be presented?
Part of oral communication is
using listening skills
A. Define the need
B. Conjecture the solution
C. Evaluate the information
D. Organize the information
Which of these was NOT one of
the five steps of Information