Some ideas, tips and resources to help you design your presentation
from http://staff.city.ac.uk/~georgeb/study_skills.htm by Prof. G. Balabanis
Kenny, Peter . (1983). A Handbook of Public Speaking for Scientists and Engineers. Bristol: Adam Hilger, Ltd. ISBN 0-85274-553-2.
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The Virtual Presentation Assistant is an online tutorial for improving your public speaking skills. This site is designed to help you target your specific needs as a speaker by allowing you to access any or all of the contents listed below.
Association of Briefing Program Managers
The ABPM is a global organization whose members manage and execute
company-to-company meetings with high-potential accounts. Facilities managed by
ABPM members include state-of-the-art conference rooms, demo rooms, executive
dining rooms, experiential environments and auditoriums. An executive briefing,
a key strategic resource in a corporation's sales-support arsenal, typically is
conducted by internal or partner subject-matter experts and delivered with
leading-edge technology. ABPM members represent Fortune 1000 and emerging growth
Communications Media Management Association
CMMA is exclusively composed of managers of corporate and education media
departments. It provides members with networking opportunities, as well as
training and information on effectively managing media services departments. The
association's approximately 150 members have access to a confidential directory,
job postings, a quarterly newsletter and annual conferences.
International Association of Presentation Professionals
IAPP is a global association for professional presentation designers,
graphics producers, service bureaus and internal media-services departments. The
organization provides members a forum for networking and education with its
annual conference, market survey and Web site.
International Communications Industries Association
The ICIA charges itself with "educating, training and certifying the
communications industry," providing information, services, training and
certification for manufacturers, dealers, installers and users of audiovisual
and presentation technologies. The association stages the annual Infocomm
International, and the biannual Infocomm Asia and Infocomm Europe trade shows.
It also produces the annual Projection Shoot-Out, in which projection-equipment
manufacturers demonstrate their products side by side in a controlled
environment. The association has roughly 2,100 members
International Society of Meeting Planners
ISMP includes professionals from more than 90 countries who plan or
coordinate meetings or represent meeting sites. The group offers three
professional designations: Registered Meeting Planner, Certified Event Planner
and Certified Destination Specialist.
Media Communications Association International
MCAI, formerly the International Television Association, is a global
community of visual communication professionals. Members work in video, film,
distance learning, web design and creation, all forms of interactive visual
communications and all associated crafts. Members create visual media to convey
important information for corporations, small businesses, agencies, non-profit
organizations, the government, education, the medical field, and broadcast and
Meeting Professionals International
The 17,200 members of MPI are meeting-industry professionals who plan and/or
manage meetings for corporations and associations. The group offers educational
programs to help members obtain the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
National Speakers Association
NSA, an association of more than 3,800 professional speakers and businesses
that serve the speaking industry, offers the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
program; it holds a convention and several regional training workshops and labs
each year. It produces Professional Speaker magazine, Who's Who in Professional
Speaking: A Meeting Planner's Guide, and the "Voices of Experience" audiotape
program. Members also have access to SpeakerLink, the association's Web
National Systems Contractors Association
A not-for-profit association, the NSCA represents the commercial
electronic-systems industry. It has more than 2,400 corporate and individual
members worldwide from the fields of audio, video, paging, telecommunications,
security control and others. These professionals include systems
contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales
representatives, architects and specifying engineers. Association benefits
include technical and managerial education, certification preparation, industry
advocacy, market statistics from its Manufacturers� Council and the annual
Systems Integration Expo.
Toastmasters is a not-for-profit educational organization devoted to helping
people improve their public-speaking skills. Internationally, nearly 190,000
members belong to 8,800 local clubs, which meet regularly to give members the
opportunity to learn and practice public-speaking techniques.
Peace and survival of life on Earth as we know it are threatened by human activities that lack a commitment to humanitarian values. Destruction of nature and natural resources results from ignorance, greed, and a lack of respect for the Earth's living things... . It is not difficult to forgive destruction in the past, which resulted from ignorance. Today, however, we have access to more information, and it is essential that we re-examine ethically what we have inherited, what we are responsible for, and what we will pass on to coming generations. Clearly this is a pivotal generation... . Our marvels of science and technology are matched if not outweighed by many current tragedies, including human starvation in some parts of the world, and extinction of other life forms... . We have the capability and responsibility. We must act before it is too late. Tenzin Gyatso the fourteenth Dalai Lama.