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Chapter 1

Speak Your Way To The Top - Chapter 1


Department
Management (MGT)
Course Code
MGTA36H3
Professor
J Howard
Chapter
1

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MGTC36 Chapter 1
Chapter 1: Understanding the Eight Types of Business Presentations
o 10 Tips for Team Leaders
- Prepare with the audience in mind: What are the members expecting to get out of the
presentation?
- Have reasonable objectives
- Arrive early to set up the room, get out materials, and welcome attendees
- Define objectives, agenda, and ground rules
- Use a variety of learning opportunities, making the event as experiential as possible
- Use a variety of learning tools
- Present information in small chunks giving opportunity for questions
- Adhere to time constraints
- Keep things moving
- Draw conclusions and create action
o Team Presentations
- If you are leading a team presentation, it will be your responsibility to organize
speakers, to assign the parts, and to oversee all presentations (keep things moving)
- Important to keep the following questions and points in mind:
How much time do you have for each part?
What should be the order of material?
Who are the strong/weak presenters?
As leader, you should sum up and lead the question-and-answer session
Make sure you have given adequate preparation time for rehearsing and
revising
- Pitfalls to Avoid
Appearing to be disorganized Poor timing
Holes in presentation because presenters think someone else is covering the
topic
o Tips for Videoconferences
- Size Counts: videoconferences are best suited to small, geographically disbursed
groups; with large groups, it is difficult to see the other participants
- Have a backup plan if things malfunction. Consider an audio conference if the video
fails
- Make proper introductions. Once connected, let the other site know that you are
there. It can be embarrassing to everyone to see and overhear something that was not
intended for everyone. As with any meeting, you should be sure that each participant
is visible when he or she is introduced
- Establish a facilitator to run the meeting and make sure the agenda is followed. He or
she will also make opening and closing remarks
- Watch the remote locations when the room is equipped with monitors for both the
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your hair or makeup or doing anything unsightly. Focus your attention on the person
speaking
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