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How do you choose appropriate language for a presentation?

  • Choose an appropriate language style from among the CORE speaking styles: clear style, oral style, rhetorical style, and eloquent style.
  • The clear style uses short, simple, and direct words.
  • The oral style employs familiar words, short sentences, personal pronouns, and colloquial expressions.
  • The rhetorical style features vivid and powerful language.
  • The eloquent style includes poetic and persuasive language in inspiring and memorable ways.

How do you choose an appropriate delivery style for a presentation?

  • Impromptu speaking occurs without advance preparation or practice.
  • Extemporaneous speaking involves using an outline or a set of notes.
  • Manuscript speaking involves reading a written presentation out loud.
  • Memorized speaking is delivering a presentation without notes.

How can you reduce presentation anxiety?

  • Although all speakers experience speaking anxiety, it is usually invisible. Audiences cannot see or hear your fear.
  • When you read accurate information about speaking anxiety, you build confidence rather than increase your fear.
  • To relax and reduce speaking anxiety, know your audience, focus on your message, and be well prepared.

What are the components of effective vocal delivery?

  • Effective breath control enables you to speak more loudly and say more in a single breath.
  • Adapt your volume to the size of the audience and the dimensions of the room.
  • Your speaking rate depends on your speaking style, the nature of your message, and your audience.
  • Optimum pitch is the pitch at which you speak most easily and expressively.
  • Frequent use of filler phrases can annoy your audience.
  • Articulation involves clearly making the sounds in words; pronunciation refers to whether you say a word correctly.

What are the components of effective physical delivery?

  • Direct effective eye contact helps you control communication, enhance your credibility, and interpret audience feedback.
  • Speak naturally to ensure that your facial expressions and gestures support your message.
  • Speakers who stand and move confidently radiate alertness and control.

What guideline should you follow when designing and displaying presentation aids?

  • Choose media and presentation aids appropriate for your purpose, context, audience, and content.
  • Five basic design principles for creating presentations aids include (1) preview and highlight, (2) headline your visuals, (3) exercise restraint, (4) choose readable type and suitable colours, and (5) use appropriate graphics.
  • When handling presentation aids, focus on your audience (not the aids or yourself), begin with you, not your aids, and be prepared to do without your aids.

Why is practice essential for effective presentations?

  • Practising ensures that you sound and look good.
  • Practise your entire presentation several different times by dividing each practice session into bite-sized chunks.