I would like to write this reaction paper base on the speech presentation that I gave on Wed Feb 27 on Emotion. I was conquering my fear through the whole presentation. I think that is the most frighten thing: speech followed by death. Thus, in a funeral, 9 out of 10 are rather laying down in the coffin than speaking behind the podium! Unfortunately, I am also a one that fears to give speech more than death. Therefore, through this presentation, I hope I can conquer the speaking anxiety and improve my speech style as well. Speech nervousness includes physiological and psychological anxiety. Physiological anxiety is defined as bodily responses to a perceived threat to a perceived threat, including heart rate, adrenaline rush. On the other hand, psychological anxiety means the mental stress about a perceived threat. I felt the nervousness when I was stand in front of a class facing a group of people - sweaty palms, a dry mouth, weak knees, shaky hands and butterflies in my stomach. I was frightened because I had never spoken in front of an audience this large before. I prepared my presentation, but my confidence level was still very low. I wish I can have a podium to hide behind; my knees were shaking with nervousness. Before taking this course, when I looked at presentation, I didn’t think much to it or vaguely had ideas of various aspects to a speech. I just listened to them and thought they were nice or bad based on broad and unstructured form of grading. But now I’m more consciously aware of different skills of speech and evaluate whenever somebody speaks in front of me. After I gave my presentation I am aware of some of the aspects of speech such as intonation, filler words, mid phrase pausing and etc. Now I understand very well what definitions of those are and how they affect the presentation. Let consider each important field to speech and how they specifically influence the overall impression of presentation. Loudness is important in giving...
...Powerful Presentation Skill
In almost all the business roles today, presentation skill has become a core competency and an inevitable prerequisite for any reasonable job. One of the popular fears among the people, after dogs, snakes heights, water, is public speaking. This category of people usually experience abnormal heartbeats, cold sweats, shivering and the worst, low or high blood pressures.
Contrary to this,presentation skill can be developed and achieved through practice and observation. It’s exactly like learning to ride the bike. Here are some quick, tried and tested tips, if followed carefully they will make you a powerful presenter as well as an influential public speaker.
Why do we give the presentations?
Basically, there are four purposes of giving a presentation. Firstly, to inform your audience about what you know. In other words, it is called informative presentation. Secondly, to train, all the effectiveness of teaching and training activities for students and staff solely depend on the presentation skill of the teacher or trainer. The third purpose of giving a presentation is to persuade the public, our politicians are a very good example of that. During the election campaign, the politicians give persuasive presentations to convince the public to give them the vote. Lastly, sales people give...
...Public presentation is an art of being able to stand in front of an audience and being able to deliver information on a particular topic. Public speaking is a specific field as on one hand it causes fear and anxiety among a great number of population, and it can also bring great emotional satisfaction to those who master it on the other hand. So it's hard for most, but can bring fulfilment for those who are willing to do the work of learning it. Wikipedia says: “Presentation is the practice of showing and explaining the content of a topic to an audience or learner". In other words a presentation is a speech that may or may not use some kind of visual aids. That also means that the basis of a presentation does not by default have to be PowerPoint or similar devices. Said in other words again; whenever you stand in front of one person or thousands of people and present your idea you are delivering a speech and a presentation.
Public speaking also explores some benefits of becoming familiar with the art of presentation in greater details and these are that it will improve on how human resource personnel does his or her job. A huge number of jobs these days involve giving presentations. Even if it is not a core element of our role, we are likely to be called on from time to time to present the findings of a report we have done or pass on our expertise...
VISUAL AIDS IN PRESENTATIONS
• Sarath S R
• Jackson Thomas
• Krishna S Nair
• Minnu Maria Johny
• Tobin Jose Pamplany
• Vipin Antony
• Alan Pappachan
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You should only use visual aids if they are necessary to maintain interest and assist comprehension in your presentation. Do not use visual aids just to demonstrate your technological competence - doing so may compromise the main point of yourpresentation - getting your messages across clearly and concisely.
If visual aids are used well they will enhance a presentation by adding impact and strengthening audience involvement, yet if they are managed badly they can ruin a presentation. Most visual aids will need advance preparation and should be operated with efficiency. If you wish to use such aids in an unfamiliar room or location, check what facilities are available in advance so that you can plan your presentation accordingly.
Different types of visual aids
There are many different types of visual aids. The following advice will help you make the most of those most commonly used.
PowerPoint (or equivalent)
Microsoft PowerPoint is probably now the most commonly used form of visual aid. Used well, it can really help you in your presentation; used badly, however, it can have the opposite effect. The general principles are:
Overhead projector slides/transparencies...
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Preparing an important presentation? Whether your audience is a small group of colleagues or a larger gathering of clients, this guide will give you the practical advice you need to master public speaking. You’ll learn how to:
Shape your information to specifically address your audience’s needs Prepare visual aids that develop, rather than distract from, your points Overcome stage fright Grab your listeners’ attention and hold it
Guide to Persuasive Presentations
2 5 8 12 15 19 22 25 28 32 35 The Basic Presentation Checklist How to Make Your Case in 30 Seconds or Less
by Nick Wreden
Coping with Stagefright
by John Daly and Isa Engleberg
by John Clayton
Easy on the Eyes
by Kirsten D. Sandberg
Plan for Visuals Why the Best Presentations Are Good Conversations
by Roly Grimshaw
Connect with Your Audience
by Nick Morgan
Presence: How to Get It, How to Use It Are Your Presentations Inspiring? The Twentieth Century’s Greatest Speech—What Made It So Powerful?
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The Basic Presentation Checklist
Here’s how to prepare and deliver that next speech effectively
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...Current Event Controversies in Government
Ms. Elshakhs - U.S. Government
Objective: Examine controversial governmental issues from more than one perspective
Project Explanation (100 points): Each group will research a current controversy and teach a full class period on that issue. Presentations must be balanced, rather than biased. Students must give equal time to opposing views on the issue. Students will give a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation describing the controversy in detail, and then lead 20 minutes of class activities and/or discussion on the topic. Students will also create a wiki page for their project. Students will receive group grades, unless they request individual grades in advance. For individual grades, students must submit a written record of group responsibilities, which shows an equitable division of work.
1. PowerPoint Requirements: (60 points) Your Powerpoint presentation MUST be 20 minutes long. Significant grade reductions will be taken for shorter presentations. All group members must take part in creating and delivering the presentation. The Powerpoint is DUE the FRIDAY BEFORE you present in class. You will be assessed using Conestoga's Oral Presentation Matrix (25 pts) in addition to the following content requirements (35 pts):
o Introduction & History: Use a good introduction that frames the issue clearly. Next, give background on the issue. ...
Presentation Skills / F84E 35
Candidate Name: Tou Jiangtao
The one presentation method could be audiotapes, which is such a convenient and effective way when audience enjoy their tour in museum, villages and rural communities. Storage of data on tape left by their ancestors will help audience obtain further information and deepen the audience's understanding of their ancestors. Meanwhile, audiotapes also take into account those audiences with visual problems. The benefits of this presentation method include audiotape is portable and inexpensive. When the audience being in villages or rural communities, audiotapes’ context will give them a deeper look into the era of presentation topic. However, it may require wide various sizes of tape machines and cassettes, and those materials associated with the tour should be prepared in advance. Audiotapes require additional safety store environment, such as store in a fire-proof safe, damp and dark places.
Taking into account the place where they live nearby a conference room available, PowerPoint could be the most appropriate presentation method. The purpose of the presentation is to answer questions and provide details of their ancestors’ life. A conference room would provide their most appropriate venue, which have a wide range of required equipment, such as computer, liquid crystal display, and...
ENGLISH LEVEL 4
The Country I Would Like to Visit
For this project you will create a PowerPoint presentation about a country you would like to visit in the future and present it to your class in English.
The first slide of the PowerPoint will be titled “The Country I Would Like to. Please include your name, account, and section and class period.
You will have to research the information on line. In your presentation you must have a slide to talk about each of the following categories:
a) General information about the country
b) Place (s) where you are going.
c) Your flight.
d) Place/places where you are staying.
e) Clothes that you have to pack.
f) How much money you have to take.
g) Places that you will be visiting and why.
h) Gifts you plan to bring or things you might want to buy there.
i) Itinerary of activities planned.
Things to keep in mind:
1. No text to be included in the Presentation.
2. No Spanish.
3. Your presentation must be a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes (make sure you practice to ensure this is the case)
4. The following elements will be evaluated:
a. Pronunciation and Intonation
b. Accuracy – grammar and vocabulary
d. Time Management
ENGLISH LEVEL 4
The Country I Would Like to Visit
For this project you...
1 Previewing, Rehearsing, and Showing the
Once the presentation is done, the next thing that you should consider is how the presentation should run. Therefore, it is important to preview and rehearse a presentation before the final show. While rehearsing a presentation, timings may be set to see how long its running time is.
Slide timings can be set in two ways: automatically through rehearsal or manually in the Slide Transition task pane.
Adding Timings through Rehearsal
1. Open the file Exer4-4.
2 Switch to Slide Sorter view
3 Click the Rehearse Timings button on the Slide Sorter toolbar or choose Slide Show > Rehearse Timings. The first slide appears, and the Rehearsal toolbar opens
4. The timer on the right shows the total time for the presentation. The timer on the Left is the elapsed time for the current slide. Click anywhere on the slide for the next animation or the next slide. The timer automatically records the number of seconds that pass between transitions and animations.
5. There are three additional buttons in the Rehearsal toolbar: Next, Pause, and Repeat. If you are interrupted in the middle of rehearsal, click the Pause button, and click Pause again to resume.
6. Click the Repeat button to set new timings for the current slide.
7. Finish rehearsing and then edit the slide time manually or press Escape and begin again.
8. When the entire...