Table of Contents

  1. Poster presentations
    1. Introduction
    2. General points about posters
    3. Methods of making posters
    4. Approach One - One-piece method
    5. Approach Two - Panel method
    6. Stages in producing a poster
    7. Step One - Choosing content
    8. Step Two - Making a plan
    9. Step Three - Preparing your final poster
    10. Step Four - Showing your poster
    11. Summary
  2. Delivering an effective presentation
    1. 1. Practise
    2. 2. Assert yourself
    3. 3. Make contact with your audience
    4. 4. Use your voice
    5. 5. Breathe
    6. 6. Drink
    7. Conclusion
  3. Planning an effective presentation
    1. 1. Preparation
    2. 2. Choosing your main points
    3. 3. Choosing your supporting information
    4. 4. Establishing linking statements
    5. 5. Developing an opening
    6. 6. Developing a conclusion
    7. 7. Reviewing your presentation
  4. Structuring a presentation
    1. Presentation structure
    2. The introduction
    3. Main points
    4. Transitions
    5. The Conclusion
    6. Summary
  5. Keeping to time in presentations
    1. Introduction
    2. What goes wrong?
    3. Managing the content
    4. Planning
    5. Flexibility
    6. Managing the performance
    7. Planning your use of time
    8. Cutting time
    9. Managing the 'mental clock'
    10. Summary
  6. Presenting to large groups
    1. Strategy one: preparation
    2. Strategy two: reducing anonymity
    3. Strategy three: presentation style
    4. Strategy four: stage craft
    5. Strategy five: using visual aids
    6. Conclusion
  7. Using visual aids
    1. Introduction
    2. When to use visual aids
    3. Different types of visual aids
    4. Designing visual aids
    5. Summary
  8. Using PowerPoint
    1. Step 1: Designing PowerPoint slides
    2. Step 2: Making the most of graphics and animations
    3. Step 3: Using PowerPoint to help structure your presentation
    4. Step 4: Preparing to Present
    5. Step 5: Presenting with PowerPoint
    6. Useful keyboard shortcuts
    7. Summary
  9. Involving your audience
    1. Strategy One - Planning your talk
    2. Strategy Two - Delivering your talk
    3. Strategy Three - Using language effectively
    4. Strategy Four - Hard work
    5. Summary
  10. Responding to questions effectively
    1. Introduction
    2. Plan to take control
    3. Responding to questions
    4. Things to avoid
    5. Handling difficult questions
    6. Summary
  11. Before you give a presentation
    1. Preparation
    2. Technical
    3. Audience and Other Speakers
    4. Personal
  12. Stress management for presentations and interviews
    1. What is performance anxiety?
    2. What causes it?
    3. What happens when you are nervous?
    4. What are the signs of performance anxiety?
    5. Strategies to help you deal with performance anxiety
    6. On the day of the event
    7. What can I do to support a friend with performance anxiety?