Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Converting Printed Reports to Oral Presentations

In this lab, you select any of the reports listed below that were originally developed for print or online presentation and convert it for oral presentation:
  1. Copy the text from the report you select, and paste it into your preferred word-processing software.
  2. Select the essential text from the report so that your resulting oral presentation lasts about 7 minutes.
  3. Develop a good strong introduction that contains the elements discussed in Chapter 16 of Power Tools for Technical Communication.
  4. Use strong "verbal headings" to lead your audience from one section to the next of this oral presentation.
  5. Convert any appropriate materials from the original report to convert into visuals for this oral presentation—or create visuals of your own.
  6. Put your name, Print-to-Oral Report Script, and the date on this document, and print it out for your instructor.

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