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Ten Minute Guide to Business Presentations by George J. Kops

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Chapter 15. Ten-Point Presentation Primer

In this lesson you learn how to deliver a presentation that will get you an ovation from your listeners.

Successful oral communication depends on a three-step process:

  • Preparation . Includes defining your central message and its meaning to the listeners, gathering and organizing your evidence, designing dialogue questions, and creating visual aids.

  • Practice . Involves rehearsing your presentation in front of a mirror, video camera, tape recorder, or small audience of family or coworkers.

  • Presenting . Is the actual delivery of your talk—applying all the efforts you made in the presentation's development stages when you stand up to address your listeners.

Perhaps the best way to describe the last step, presenting, ...

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