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Lecture 9 - Presentation Skills

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Lecture 9 - Presentation Skills COMM 1041

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The professor shared information on what makes a good presentation, and what to specifically watch for in terms of the movie presentation.
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Dona Louise Coultice-Christian
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Interpersonal, communication, organization, information, delivery, intro, body, conclusion, points, recap, graded, movie, assignment, PREPARE, breathe, phobias, speaking, notes, presentation, concepts, reflect, research, engage, confidence, questions, jokes, attention, qualification
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Date Created: 09/28/16
Leslie Ogu COMM 1041 09/27/2016 -​ Public Speaking Question of the Day What’s the best kind of pet to have and why? Homework ❏ Self concept and comm article ❏ Listening name and topic due by Thursday - email it to me ❏ Movie papers and presentations (Marni, Billy, Hana, Ariel, Victoria, Visha, Sam, Laura, Zoe, Jordan) 3 Things to Consider When Public Speaking ➢ Organization ○ You have to repeat your point numerous times to ensure your audience remembers it ➢ Information ➢ Delivery Organization ➢ Intro ○ 3 Goals ■ Grab audience’s attention ■ Preview what you are going to say ■ Engage them - why does it matter? ➢ Body ○ 3-5 Main Points ○ Structured ○ (for movie presentation) Add research (and cite it) ○ Be clear about your transitions ➢ Conclusion ○ Recap what you said ○ Finish with a clincher or impactful statement ➢ Graded on... ➢ Clear and effective organization ➢ Intro previews points; recaps points ➢ Body is organized and flows ➢ Conclusion has a clincher Information - Movie Assignment Specific ➢ Enough explanation of scene to ensure the audience understands; not so much you run out of time ➢ Explain and apply concepts ➢ Reflect on research ➢ Graded on ... ○ Accuracy and thoughtfulness of information ○ Concepts are clear and well-applied ○ Foundations of scene and theories are understood Delivery ➢ Speaking apprehension ○ Prepare ... prepare ... prepare ○ Use speaking notes - not entire speech ○ Breathe Top 10 Biggest Public Speaking Phobias And How to Overcome Them ​(in descending order) ➢ My voice sounds shakes / I become breathless (10) ○ Breathing ➢ I forget what I’m going to say (9) ○ Practice ○ Do NOT memorize (brain-friendly) ■ Make it interesting ■ Use visuals ■ Stories matter more than facts ➢ I have a technical glitch and my visuals don’t work (8) ○ Test the equipment ○ Be prepared to do your presentation without technology ■ Handouts? ➢ I get a heckler (7) ○ NOT going to happen here - class is supportive ○ Elsewhere? ■ Validate ■ Acknowledge ➢ No one laughs at my jokes / audience is not engaged ○ Relinquish control of that ○ Design an interesting presentation ○ Asl questions ➢ The audience doesn’t understand what I am presenting ○ Do your audience analysis - this speech is for them, not you ○ Watch the nonverbals ○ Ask them ➢ People will think I am not qualified (4) ○ Don’t give in to the “Imposter Syndrome” ○ Prepare ○ Use that Speaker Credibility Statement to assure the audience ➢ I go way too quickly or way too slowly (3) ○ Practice ■ Out loud ■ With your visuals ■ With an audience ➢ Someone asks a question I don’t know the answer to (2) ○ Anticipate and get answers ○ No one knows all the answers - offer to get back to that person ○ Things sound better coming out of your mouth than they do in your head ○ Ask them - what do they think? ○ Don’t “tapdance” (fake it0 ➢ I sweat too much, my face turns red (1) ○ MOST physical symptoms are not evident ○ Identify you personal issue and find a way to deal with it ■ E.g. sweat - wear dark clothes; use lots of antiperspirant Delivery ➢ What makes a good delivery? ○ Voice ■ Volume (projection) ■ Speed (fast/slow) ● Having a variety of modulations to grab attention ■ Use of pauses ● Adds drama ● Grabs attention ■ Emphasis ■ Articulation ■ A good pace ■ Avoid use of “um’s” and “like’s” ■ Enthusiasm ○ Body ■ Positioning ■ Movement ■ Eye contact ■ Posture ■ Energy ○ Graded on ... ■ Eye contact - looking at everyone and not reading ■ Articulate - good word choices, avoid “like”, “um” ■ Enthusiasm, energy ■ Nonverbals - gestures, movement, vocalizations ■ Volume ○ Presentational Aids ■ 6x6 rule ● No more than 6 bullets on a slide; no more than 6 words in a bullet ■ Watch color choices ■ Limit fonts ■ Questions ○ Tips to specific movie presentation ■ 4-5 min. With 30 second over / under rule ■ Divide your sections: intro, body, conclusion ■ Do NOT say, “My scene is ...”. Use an attention grabber ■ Preview what you will cover ■ Conclusion is how to improve communication ■ Use a clincher


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