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Ten Minute Guide to Effective Business Writing by Steve Dennis, Paula Garrett

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Chapter 13. Writing a Presentation Document

In this lesson you learn the general principles for writing a presentation document, including ways in which a presentation is similar to or different from a written document.

Uses for a Presentation

There are a wide variety of presentations and reasons to give one. We will focus in this lesson on internal presentations (that is, presentations to people within your organization); however, most external presentations follow the same principles.

There are two general types of internal presentations:

  • Persuasive presentations

  • Informative presentations

Persuasive presentations are similar to recommendation memos—you're asking your audience to agree to something you're proposing. Informative presentations more closely ...

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