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The purpose of your presentation is
A)Something you should repeat, with different wording, in each section of your presentation.
B)The statement that should start and end your presentation.
C)The principle that guides your choice of strategy and content.
D)The same as the introduction.
If you are nervous about giving a presentation, you will never be able to deliver your message successfully. You must overcome any nervousness first.
Amanda is doing a presentation to convince a local service club to donate the proceeds from its upcoming lottery to her non-profit organization. She knows most of the club's members are senior business executives who will only support organizations that demonstrate sound financial management. How can she best emphasize her own organization's effective use of funds in her presentation?
A)Through a story in her introduction that demonstrates how well her organization uses its money in delivering programs.
B)Through a slide with a visual that shows the organization's use of funds.
C)Through a direct statement at the beginning of her presentation: "I know you require financial responsibility from the organizations you support. We practice excellent financial management."
D)Through repetition and restatement.
In all oral presentations, you should identify the _______ idea(s) you want the audience to take home.
Delivering a presentation by webinar
A)Should only be done for brief topics that can be covered in an hour or less.
B)Is the most effective way to train employees in computer-related skills.
C)Is less effective than in-person delivery for marketing purposes and for building lasting relationships.
D)Can only be done effectively by large companies with significant human and financial resources.
A standard pattern of organization will generally work for a presentation. In organizing your presentation material, you would most likely consider any of the following standard patterns EXCEPT:
A)General to particular.
When you give your audience a signpost, you are
A)Showing a visual that illustrates and reinforces the point you're describing verbally.
B)Giving your audience an overview of the main points you'll be covering.
C)Giving the audience the name, contact information and mission of the organization you represent.
D)Making an explicit statement about the point you have reached in your presentation.
In a presentation, you can reduce your use of fillers, such as "uh," by
A)Overcoming your nervousness before you start your presentation.
B)Practising your presentation so your word choice becomes automatic.
C)Maintaining eye contact with the audience to keep you "anchored" to what you're doing.
D)Making it a habit to stop using fillers in your everyday conversation.
You're trying to make a strong point about the many different types of people who rely on the food bank you represent. One of your presentation slides is a bar chart which shows the total number of users in one long bar, then breaks that total down into distinct segments of the population, each represented by a different coloured bar. You want to introduce the different segments gradually during your presentation, ending with the segment you feel will inspire the most sympathy from the audience, pre-school children. What is the best way to introduce the population segments on your chart gradually?
A)Use one slide, and point to each bar as you mention the corresponding population segment.
B)Cover the segments you don't yet want the audience to see, exposing one new bar as you mention each new segment of the population.
C)Create separate slides, each one showing the bar(s) you've already discussed and a new one.
D)Create separate slides, each one showing only the bar representing the segment you're currently mentioning.
In a presentation, you can increase the audience's engagement with you by using any of the following words EXCEPT:
After your presentation, an audience member comes up to the microphone but instead of asking you a question, he seems to be taking the opportunity to state his opposing position. How should you handle this situation?
A)Say, "That's a clear explanation of your position. Let's move on to the next question now."
B)Ask him to rephrase what he just said, because unfortunately you missed the question that you're sure must have been in his statement somewhere.
C)Ask him directly if he has a question.
D)Tell him you didn't understand his question, and ask the rest of the audience if anyone did.
One good tactic for dealing with a bully who persistently interrupts a presentation is to ask the audience for suggestions on how to handle the situation.
During the question period following a group presentation, one group member should be designated to respond to all questions in order to ensure consistent responses.
The easiest way to allocate speaking segments for a group presentation is to
A)Divide the topics among the two or three strongest speakers, and have the other group members support them (for example, by advancing visuals or distributing handouts).
B)Outline the entire presentation, then give one topic to each group member and the opening and close to the final group member.
C)Let group members pick the topic(s) they know best. Anyone who doesn't feel comfortable with the topics can support the speakers.
D)Give the final topic and closing to the strongest speaker, the opening and first topic to the next strongest speaker, and divide the middle topics up among the other group members.

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