The nitty-gritties of Effective Presentations for Technologists
V. Sunitha1, Rajesh Arruri2, Nagakala Nanjangud Gopal Krishna3 

1Dr. V. Sunitha, Asst. Professor (Senior), English, Department of Social Sciences and Languages, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
2Dr. Rajesh Arruri, Assistant Professor, Department of English Language, Deanship of Preperatory Year and Supporting Studies, Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
3Ms. Nagakala Nanjangud Gopalkrishna. Senior Lecturer, Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faisal University. Dammam. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Manuscript received on 14 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 948-952 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B1730078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1730.078219
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Abstract: Presentations are one of the proficient skills, which every professional has to acquire. A Presentation is an effectual tool to execute a plan. Presentations are necessary for decision making, to give training or a set of instructions while handling a project, to learn a skill, to select a service or strategy, to report progress and so on. Technical presentation is one of the soft skills that every Engineering professional needs to familiarize and master. Technical presentations elucidate the design and working of a product, technological progression and a solution to tackle a difficulty. Every technologist despite his/her technical skill and expertise also needs to be an effective presenter in order to execute his project and this is the need of the hour. The present paper prepared after substantial research and knowledge gained through experience, focuses on how to cultivate the skill of presentation in an effective manner so that the audience becomes engrossed and enthralled. The paper also sheds light on the techniques of selecting a topic, preparing a paper, modus operandi of opening, conducting and closing a presentation, memory techniques to remember the content, appearance, tact, body language, tone, innovation and methods to collect audience feedback required for effective technical presentation.
Keywords- Anecdote, Feedback, Presentation Skills, Prezi, Skills, Start a Presentation, Technologists.

Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology