CHAPTER 1: UNDERSTANDING THE EIGHT TYPES OF o e) Make sure you have given adequate preparation
BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS time for rehearsing and revising
1. ONE-ON-ONE: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATING Pitfalls to Avoid
Appearing to be disorganized
2. GROUP OR STAFF MEETINGS
Holes in presentation because presenter think someone else
3. DEPARTMENT OR TEAM MEETINGS is covering the topic
[10 Tips for Team Leaders]
Prepare with the audience in mind: What are the members 8. VIDEOCONFERENCES
expecting to get of the presentation?
Have reasonable objectives. [Tips for Videoconferencing]
Arrive early to set up the room, get our materials, and Size counts:
welcome attendees. o Videoconferences are best suited to small,
Define objectives, agenda and ground rules. geographically disbursed groups; with large groups,
it is difficult to see the other participants.
Use a variety of learning opportunities, making the event as
experiential as possible Have a backup plan if things malfunction. Consider an
Use a variety of learning tools audio conference if the video fails.
Present information in small chunks giving opportunity for Make proper introductions.
questions. o Once connected, let the other site know that you are
there. It can be embarrassing to everyone to see
Adhere to time constraints.
Keep things moving. and overhear something that was not intended for
Draw conclusions and create action. everyone.
o As with any meeting, you should be sure that each
participant is visible when h