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Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook, 5th Edition by Jennifer Wauson, Kevin Wilson, James Stroman

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Chapter 43

Presentation Skills

Why Make Presentations?

As you grow in your career, one way to demonstrate your knowledge and abilities is by making presentations. Perhaps you won’t be making presentations at a board of directors meeting, but there will be opportunities to make presentations to your coworkers. For example, your boss may ask you to present a new company policy, or you volunteer to host a lunch-and-learn where you share some of your knowledge in the form of a presentation. You might make presentations on behalf of your boss at regular company meetings.

A formal presentation is a planned event where one or more people speak, visual aids such as PowerPoint or handouts are used, and the purpose is to pass along information that will ...

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