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 publicationIEEE International Professional Communication Conference
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2007 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC - Seattle, WA
    Duration: 2007 Oct 12007 Oct 3

    Other

    Other2007 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC
    CitySeattle, WA
    Period07/10/107/10/3

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    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Software
    • Engineering (miscellaneous)

    Cite this

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