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Chapter 14. Unit summary: Building prese... > Independent practice activity

Independent practice activity

Consider a situation in which you’ll meet with Nicholas Richter and Caroline Harris, the two District Managers of Icon International. All of you will discuss how to organize the presentation for Icon’s Worldwide Network Solution (IWNS). Nicholas and Caroline are familiar with the new product line and will give you advice on how to organize your presentation. Earlier in the week, you sent a memo to both informing them about the points you plan to cover during the presentation. It is critical that the journalists are positively influenced by this presentation so that they will write favorable articles about IWNS. This presentation will have a direct impact on future IWNS sales.

1: Identify the best way to build this presentation from the following.
  1. The presenter introduces himself or herself, then start discussing the dynamics of IWNS.

  2. Because only one hour is allotted for this presentation, the presenter should jump right into the benefits of IWNS.

  3. The presenter should start the presentation with a strong opening to grab the audience’s attention.

  4. IWNS, has a lot of benefits, so the presenter should start the presentation by highlighting them.

2: Choose the best way the presenter should start the introduction of the presentation from the following.
  1. The journalists are professionals, so the presenter is sure they’ll be prepared to listen to the presentation.

  2. The presenter starts the introduction by telling the story about the plans being stolen from Duckland Corporation’s Web site.

  3. The presenter could start the presentation by using a quote from the testimony from some clients who have tested the IWNS.

  4. The presenter can start out by introducing himself or herself, then explain what he or she does at Icon International.

3: Before moving on to the body of the presentation, you need to establish the credibility of the presenter. How do you plan to accomplish this?
  1. The presenter will be a qualified person who talks about IWNS.

  2. The presenter will state his or her professional experience with IWNS.

  3. The presenter will explain to the audience his or her level of knowledge about IWNS.

  4. The presenter will just explain that he or she knows a lot about IWNS.

4: Select the best way to show the body of the presentation.
  1. For the body of the presentation, include information supporting the main points.

  2. Talk about Icon’s Worldwide Network Solution for the body of the presentation.

  3. The presenter shows the benefits of the IWNS to the industry journalists.

  4. The body of the presentation will focus on convincing the journalists that IWNS is the best telecommunication system.

5: Which among the following will be the best method for discussing IWNS?
  1. Problem-solving organization

  2. Chronological organization

  3. Cause-effect organization

  4. Spatial organization

  5. Topical organization

6: Select the best way in which you can make the transition between discussing the implementation of IWNS and the benefit of IWNS from the following.
  1. The presenter says, “Now, I’d like to show you that the benefit of IWNS outweigh its cost….”

  2. The presenter says, “IWNS offers a state-of-the-art implementation process to our customers….”

  3. The presenter uses the phrase, “Next, I’d like to tell you about….”

  4. The presenter says, “Now, I’m going to tell you about the benefits of the IWNS.”

7: Choose the best way to conclude the presentation.
  1. By signaling the conclusion

  2. By summarizing the main points of the presentation

8: Identify the best way to signal the conclusion from the following.
  1. The presenter will tell the audience that their time is up.

  2. Because, the presentation is supposed to last only an hour, the audience will know when the presentation’s wrapping up.

  3. The presenter will start with, “ In conclusion, the IWNS…”

  4. The presenter will start with, “In closing, the IWNS offers…”




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