Sat, 13 October 2007
-Professional Communication, part 1
-Secrets to Persuasive Presentations
Welcome back to the MBA Working Girl Podcast-Where Business Theory and the Real World Collide! I'm your host, Laura Adams.
MBA Essential Tip:
Making an effective oral presentation can be a great boost to your career. It's a skill that's required as we move into positions of greater responsibility and leadership. If you show an ability to present well, you can be thought of as a leader. So consider every chance to speak as a serious opportunity to sell your competence to your organization. Great presentation skills can be largely attributed to natural ability - however, with practice they can be learned.
There are 4 different delivery styles that are used:
1) Extemporaneous - previously planned but delivered with the help of few or no notes.
2) Impromptu - delivered without previous preparation
3) Memorization - previously planned and recited from memory
4) Reading - previously planned and read from notes
The first style - extemporaneous - is the best way to give a successful business presentation!
"Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people." -William Yeats (1865-1939)
This episode is the first of a two-part series on Professional Communication. Use this information to get more comfortable with making presentations yourself or to evaluate others who present to you. We'll discuss the 5 components of the Introduction in show #31. Then cover the Body and Conclusion, plus tips for overcoming anxiety, appearing confident, and making a top-notch delivery in show #32.
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Do Good Work, Laura
Direct download: MBA_WGP_31_-_Communicate_in_the_Language_of_the_People.mp3
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