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Planning

Planning an oral presentation is much like planning any other assignment. Just as you shouldn't sit down to write a written assignment without developing some rough plans first, an oral presentation needs to be planned before it is performed.

Before you know what you're going to say in a presentation, you obviously need to do some research into your topic. Once this research has been performed and you have a good general idea about the topic, you need to narrow down your focus so that the presentation's content is more targeted. The two following sections touch on the planning skills of researching and focusing.

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