COMM 3356, Week 4 Notes
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Chapter 15: Delivering Presentations Maintain Authenticity One of your primary goals as you develop your presentation skills is to find ways to present your real self to your audiences. Know Your Material and Rehearse By running through your presentations several times, you allow yourself to: - become more comfortable with the content - work out weakly connected areas - identify parts that you want to emphasize through tone and nonverbal communication Focus on People Make People the Subject of Your Sentences Introduce Colleagues and Refer to Them by Name during Your Presentation Use Names of Audience Members as Appropriate Communicate Nonverbally Consider the SOFTEN model of nonverbal communication in your presentations: - Smile - Open stance - Forward lean - Tone - Eye contact - Nod Dress for Success Formal business dress - intended to project executive presence and seriousness. Business casual dress - intended to project a more comfortable, relaxed feel while still maintaining a high standard of professionalism. Casual dress - least formal option - rare in a business-related setting Use Handouts Effectively If you can, wait until the end of your presentation to distribute handouts This allows you to maintain more control over the message. Interact with Your Audience A few ways to interact with your audience include: - Fielding questions during the presentation - Mingling - Following up with audience members afterward Field Questions Pause before Answering Be Honest Show Appreciation Be Concise Reframe the Question to Match Your Agenda Present Effectively in Teams Be Clear with One Another about your Objectives and Key Messages Decide on Your Presentation Roles Stand Together and Present a United Front Refer to One Another’s Points Transition Effectively