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Presentation Skills

Knowing your audience

Challenge: Planning a presentation for the correct audience

It's important to know your audience so you can pitch your presentation well.  A good idea is to plan your presentation to suit your audience. Your job is to tell the audience something they are not likely to know. Consider their familiarity with the subject and their purpose for listening to your presentation.  Classmates will likely have some background on the topic, and because they are keenly aware that they will eventually present to you, they are usually quite generous in their reception of your talk. 



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