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Writing for Work   Presentations   Designing the Spoken Element
 
  • When creating a presentation you must take time into consideration.  The best way to judge time is to rehearse with a co-worker.  If your presentation is longer than an hour, you may need to insert a break.

  • Speak at a natural, moderate pace. Your tone of voice should be loud enough to be heard, but not at a yelling level.

  • Monitor you audience.  It is courteous for a speaker to ask their audience whether everyone can hear and understand what is being said.  During complicated sections make sure your audience is following the line of reasoning. 

  • If you are using a slide presentation with bulleted points, make sure you speak to each point on each slide, and expand where necessary.

  • If you are reading from a script, raise or lower your pitch for emphasis. If you are nervous, rehearsing will help because you'll know the material.

 

Developing a General Presentation
Visuals for a Presentation
Printed Materials in Presentation

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