Presentation Strategies

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The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance. – Ruth Gordon, actress and playwrite

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify common types of presentation tasks in a college class, including individual and group projects
  • Describe the purpose of presentation assignments, and what an instructor might expect to see from your delivery
  • Understand and utilize preparation process for creating class presentation content
  • Understand the importance of visual aids in presentations
  • Practice techniques to reduce anxiety prior to and during presentation delivery


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