By Barbara Chivers
This e-book provides readers a close advisor to the guidance and supply of either person and team shows. it is going to take them via all of the pratcial levels essential to whole a presentation and acquire first-class marks. The books contains: genuine existence examples illustrating powerful presentation recommendations; valuable information and illustations all through; a 10-step advisor to getting ready your presentation; tips about utilizing PowerPoint; and a significant other site entire with a pupil source heart at www.sagepub.co.uk/chiversandshoolbred. Written in a transparent and available sort, this publication can be crucial examining for either undergraduate and graduate scholars who've to behavior graded displays.
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Using your brain 1. Association and disassociation uation is the ability to: A key skill in any stressful sit- • be yourself and • stand outside yourself at the same time. It is useful to know how to be able to move between being: 1 totally focused on your inner feelings and standing outside yourself and 2 able to look at what is happening around you from an objective perspective, without nerves, calm and objective Some people do it naturally, and are not really aware that they are doing it. Some people very consciously use these techniques.
There are techniques that can help you with this and we discuss them in more detail in Chapter 7. However, the general advice is to use several beginnings and endings throughout the presentation by structuring the content well and changing the approach or activity periodically to keep the attention of the audience. Opportunities for this approach will be limited in a short presentation but the principles still apply and being aware of these techniques emphasizes the importance of having a clear structure.
The size of the audience will determine the appropriate level of eye contact but here are two important guidelines to follow, regardless of audience size. 1 Never hold one person’s gaze for more than five seconds maximum. 2 Never appear to be ‘watching tennis’, swinging your eyes (and head) from one side of the audience to the other. For presentation to small groups, fewer than about six people, focus on individuals in turn. For medium-sized audiences pick out individuals at random, drawing them into the presentation.
A student's guide to presentations : making your presentation count by Barbara Chivers