Presentation Skills for Students

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-06-09
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Presenting clearly and confidently is one of the most important transferable skills for students, and will help you to achieve success in your academic life and future career. This book will teach you the art of great presentations by giving advice on how to make the most of your voice and body language. The third edition has been fully updated throughout, including the pros and cons of the latest presentation technology.

As well as guiding you in giving a formal presentation, this book show you how to use these skills in a range of circumstances, including:
- speaking at a seminar
- representing other students on committees
- standing at student elections
- speaking at and chairing a meeting
- succeeding at an interview

Regular checklists, examples and illustrations make this an indispensable guide for both students and graduates alike.

Author Biography

Joan van Emden was Director of the Jove Centre, a consultancy specializing in technical writing and presentations. She was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Reading, speaking regularly at conferences. She has written a number of books about communication issues.
Lucinda Becker is Senior Lecturer at the University of Reading within Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management. She is also a professional trainer, developing and delivering courses in communication, presentation, management techniques and job-searching skills. She is the author of The Mature Student's Handbook and 14 Days to Exam Success.

Table of Contents

1. Personal Development: Speaking to an Audience
2. Delivery and Non-verbal Communication and Nerves
3. Choosing and Using Visual Aids
4. Speaking as Part of Your Course
5. Speaking as Part of a Group
6. Speaking as a Student Representative
7. Speaking at Elections and Meetings
8. Job Searches and Job Interviews
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