Develop an effective & dynamic oral presentation! TOP 10 TIPS 1. This is the first time your audience will hear your information; you need to convey the same enthusiasm you had when you first worked with it. 2. Have a person unfamiliar with your content read or listen to your presentation to make sure it is understandable to somebody who is not familiar with your topic. Your audience will be diverse. 3. If you are using notecards, use keywords or a speaking outline to remind you of main points. Number the cards to keep them in order. 4. If you are using a manuscript, use plastic sheet protectors for each page, and put them in a nice binder. Print the pages using a large font so it will be easier to read. 5. Mark the points you’d really like to emphasize so you remember to change your tone or your pace. 6. Remember, your audience wants you to do a good job and is looking forward to hearing you; think about that before you start. 7. Start out with a smile and look at the audience before you say your first word. 8. Know your first sentence and if you feel yourself getting nervous, find the friendliest face in the audience and focus on that person. It will make you feel better. 9. Say your last sentence with conviction, so everybody knows you are really finished. 10. Keep breathing! It will help you feel calmer and enjoy the experience. Remember, practice and time your presentation to determine if it falls within a 10-minute timeframe. PRACTICE OPPORTUNITY for YOUR oral presentation: Thursday, March 31, 2016 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. EMU Student Center Increase your confidence and feel more prepared! Student participants may reserve a 20-minute time slot to practice their oral presentation in a Student Center room. Space is limited schedule with Wendy Kivi 487.3198, [email protected] Please specify the equipment you would like to have available during your rehearsal. We will try our best to accommodate your needs during your practice. This date does not work for you? There is a rehearsal room at Halle, too! Check it out at http://www.emich.edu/apc/present.html Using PowerPoint? Keep reading!