Oral Presentations in the Composition Course: A Brief Guide / Edition 1

Oral Presentations in the Composition Course: A Brief Guide / Edition 1

by Matthew Duncan, Gustav W. Friedrich
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312417845

ISBN-13: 9780312417840

Pub. Date: 02/10/2006

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

The ideal supplement for any writing class that includes an oral component, Oral Presentations in the Composition Course: A Brief Guide offers students the advice they need to plan, prepare, and present their work effectively. With sections on analyzing audiences, choosing effective language, using visual aids, collaborating on group presentations, and

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The ideal supplement for any writing class that includes an oral component, Oral Presentations in the Composition Course: A Brief Guide offers students the advice they need to plan, prepare, and present their work effectively. With sections on analyzing audiences, choosing effective language, using visual aids, collaborating on group presentations, and dealing with the fear of public speaking, this booklet offers help for students' most common challenges in developing oral presentations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312417840
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
02/10/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.15(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Choosing a Topic
Brainstorming
Consulting with Others
Researching Ideas
Making a Choice

2. Determining Your Purpose
Informative Presentations
Description
Demonstration
Definition
Explanation
Persuasive Presentations
Propositions of Fact
Propositions of Value
Concerns about a Problem
Propositions of Policy
A Final Word

3. Analyzing Your Audience
Types of Audiences
The Selected Audience and the Concerted Audience

The Passive Audience

The Pedestrian Audience and the Organized Audience

Box:
Audience Characteristics and Strategies
Audience Attitudes
Hostile Audiences

Sympathetic Audiences

Neutral Audiences
Communication Barriers

Barriers That Involve Content

Barriers That Involve Audience and Delivery

4. Adapting Your Ideas and Evidence
Listening and Learning
Choosing Forms of Support

Explanation

Examples

Statistics

Testimony

Visual Aids
Choosing Forms of Proof

Motivational Proof or
Pathos

Ethical Proof or
Ethos

Logical Proof or
Logos

5. Organizing Your Presentation
Creating an Outline
Choosing an Organizational Pattern

Chronological Pattern

Topical Pattern

Spatial or Geographical Pattern

Cause-Effect Pattern

Problem-Solution Pattern

Compare and Contrast Pattern

Box:
Patterns of Organization

6. Developing Effective Introductions, Transitions, and Conclusions
The Introduction
Language Choices
Transitions
The Conclusion

7. Using Visual Aids
Choosing Effective Visuals
Choosing a Mode of Delivery

Chalkboard or Whiteboard

Handouts

Overhead Transparencies

Presentation Software
Designing Visual Aids
Fonts

Contrast and Spacing

Color

Images
Avoiding Technical Problems

8. Practicing, Polishing, and Delivering the Presentation
Modes of Speaking

Impromptu Speaking

Extemporaneous Speaking

Speaking from a Script

Speaking from Memory
Voice and Body Language
Dealing with Stage Fright
Polishing the Presentation

9. Presenting as a Group
Dividing the Work
Transitioning Between Speakers
Acknowledging Non-Speaking Group Members

10. Evaluating Presentations
Checklist for Evaluating a Presentation

The Speaker's Delivery

Content and Coherence

Argument and Persuasion
Thinking Critically about Your Own Presentation

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