CHAPTER 8

Pointers on Presenting to a Live Audience

By now you have finished your paper and are ready to present it to a live audience—probably your class and/or instructor. Presenting material to an audience is not easy. It not only takes confidence in your work, which this book can’t teach you, but also brevity, flexibility, and knowledge. This chapter will give you some pointers when presenting your material to others. What it will not do is teach you how to relax and avoid stage fright; no book can teach you that. Only practice will give you the ability to present in a calm, deliberate way. However, these pointers will certainly help you enhance your presentation style and hopefully make you feel more comfortable as you present your material. ...

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