Signaling transitions in oral presentations: Language and strategies

Laurence Anthony, Thomas Orr, Atsuko K. Yamazaki

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Abstract

One of the key elements of a successful presentation is the smooth and clear linking of ideas in and between slides. To achieve this, a presenter needs to know the appropriate language and effective strategies for signaling transitions. With the aim of providing better guidance on signaling transition's in presentations, in this study we will first review the advice given in popular selfhelp guides aimed at native and nonnative speakers of English. Next, we will compare this advice with the actual language and strategies used by experienced presenters at international conferences through an analysis of presentation transcripts and video footage. Finally, we will discuss some of the implications of this research for instructors of scientific and technical presentation courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event2007 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2007 Oct 12007 Oct 3

Publication series

NameIEEE International Professional Communication Conference

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period07/10/107/10/3

Keywords

  • International conference
  • Japanese
  • Miscommunication
  • Nonnative
  • Presentation
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Engineering(all)

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    Anthony, L., Orr, T., & Yamazaki, A. K. (2007). Signaling transitions in oral presentations: Language and strategies. In 2007 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC [4464052] (IEEE International Professional Communication Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2007.4464052