Ch 34: Delivering Effective Presentations

About This Chapter

The fun video lessons that span this chapter will go over important elements of a solid presentation. The most common kinds of speeches along with sorts of speaker styles are some of the specific topics you'll see.

Delivering Effective Presentations - Chapter Summary

While you're reviewing this chapter, you'll have the opportunity to brush up on formal as well as informal approaches to audience analysis. The chapter includes different changes that can be made during a speech to recapture an uninterested audience's attention. Diction's importance and kinds of diction that can be used are contained in the chapter's content. More of this chapter's lessons will explore:

  • The different vocal qualities
  • Functions that visuals serve in communication
  • A variety of visual aid types
  • Important features of a strong visual design

You can expect each of the videos to be roughly five minutes long. Whenever you're not near a computer, use a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, to check out the videos. You may easily backtrack in a video or jump forward by using the handy video tags. Each lesson comes with a self-assessment quiz for you to quickly confirm your familiarity with the material.

12 Lessons in Chapter 34: Delivering Effective Presentations
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Public Speaking as a Communication Process

1. Public Speaking as a Communication Process

Public speaking is a process of communicating to a large group. It involves a sender, receiver and a message. The message is sent through various channels and generally results in feedback from the audience.

Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

2. Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

There are essentially three types of speeches public speakers use to influence their audience. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of speeches and how each serves a different purpose.

Developing an Audience-Centered Presentation

3. Developing an Audience-Centered Presentation

A presenter has to be able to develop an audience-centered presentation to target the wants, needs, motivations and characteristics of the attendees in order for the message to be delivered appropriately.

Informal and Formal Methods of Audience Analysis

4. Informal and Formal Methods of Audience Analysis

There are three formal concentrations a good public speaker needs to focus on when conducting a formal audience analysis. There are also times when an informal analysis will do. Learn more about both types in this lesson.

Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

5. Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

Preparing for your speech is only one way in which a speaker can ensure audience adaptation. You need a keen eye for non-verbal cues during and after the speech to determine whether your audience is paying attention.

The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

6. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.

How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

7. How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

Audience understanding has much to do with the speech writer's word choice. Diction involves an accurate, appropriate and understandable selection of words to better convey the meaning of a speech.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

8. Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

To keep your audience engaged, it is important to consider vocal qualities like volume, pace and pitch. These qualities are what keep your speech not only interesting but also engaging. Learn about vocal qualities in this lesson.

The Role of Visuals in Communication

9. The Role of Visuals in Communication

Visuals used in business communication can help with message development. This lesson will explain how the use of visuals can increase understanding, development, communication, and the retainment of a message.

Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

10. Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

Many people understand that visual aids can be helpful in public speaking. But what types of visual aids should a person choose? Watch this lesson for information on the types of visual aids and how to choose the best one.

Visual Design of Your Message: Consistency, Balance, Restraint & Detail

11. Visual Design of Your Message: Consistency, Balance, Restraint & Detail

The visual design of your message is critical to the successful delivery of your ideas. Consistency, balance, restraint and detail are the four key areas that need to be addressed to allow a professional impression of your work.

Factors that Affect Interpretation of Visual Images

12. Factors that Affect Interpretation of Visual Images

This lesson explores how pictures, paintings, and photographs communicate meaning. We will discover the principles of visual literacy and look at how we use our personal experience and knowledge when looking at visual images.

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