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Chapter 17 Preparing for Presentations Method of delivery = the way you orally send your message to the audience

Methods of delivery: Memorized Manuscript Extemporaneous Impromptu Manuscript presentation = delivered with the full text in front of the presenter Extemporaneous presentation = presentation that is thoroughly prepared and rehearsed in advance Impromptu presentation = a presentation for which there is little or no time for advance preparation Notes are important for many different types of presentations. Preparing for group presentations 4 special types of group presentations: Panel discussion Panel discussion-forum Symposium Symposium-forum Panel discussion = formal presentation in which a group of people discusses an announced topic in front of an audience Panel discussion-forum = when post-discussion interaction with audience is included as part of the presentation, audience members interact and continue the discussion following the panels presentation Symposium = a group presentation in which individual speakers give prepared presentations on aspects of a topic and have little to no interaction with the other presenters Symposium forum = when the audience is invited to ask questions and/or make comments after the individual presentations Communication apprehension = fear or nervousness associated with making a presentation, stage fright Three specific ways to manage stage fright: Be prepared Gain experience Think positively Visualization = the process of mentally picturing yourself doing something successfully Internalization = going over and over something until you absorb it; falls short of memorizing; means learning what it means and what idea it conveys Internalization is important because it will free the speaker from his/her notes so that they can develop eye contact with audience Check rehearsal time