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A Student's Guide to Presentations

A Student's Guide to Presentations
Making your Presentation Count

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October 2007 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Are you daunted by the prospect of doing a presentation or just keen to improve your presentation skills?

This book gives you a detailed guide to the preparation and delivery of both individual and group presentations.  It takes you through all the practical stages necessary to complete a presentation and obtain excellent marks.

Key features include:

  • Real life examples illustrating effective presentation techniques
  • Helpful tips and illustrations throughout
  • A 10 step guide to preparing your presentation
  • Tips on using PowerPoint effectively
  • A companion website complete with a student resource centre.

Written in a clear and accessible style this book is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have to conduct graded presentations.

Visit the companion website for free online support resources.

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Why do a Presentation?
What Makes an Effective Presentation?
Individual Performance
Working as Part of a Group
10 Steps for Preparing Your Presentation
The Audience
Developing Content and Structure
Visual Aids and Supporting Documentation
Using PowerPoint
Learning from the Presentation
Presentations as Part of an Interview


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Visit the Companion Website for:

  • Chapter summaries
  • A guide to presenting numbers
  • Useful web links.
SAGE Study Skills website
Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

This is a comprehensive and accessible account of what makes an effective presentation and we will look to purchase copies for our library. This text will be recommended to our undergraduate students.

Mr Timothy Coxon
School of Education, Brighton University
September 14, 2010

I have included this as a supplemental book for the students, as they are only introduced to the concept of giving presentations in the module, but feel that they might return to this later in their studies

Miss Gill West
Health , Canterbury Christ Church University
November 13, 2009

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