Article: PDF OnlyThe Art of Giving an Effective PresentationDavidhizar, Ruth RN, DNS, CS, FAAN; Dowd, Steven B. EdD, RT(R)Author Information Dean Division of Nursing Bethel College Mishawaka, Indiana Associate Professor and Program Director Radiography University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama Health Care Supervisor: March 1997 - Volume 15 - Issue 3 - p 25-31 Buy Abstract Presentation skills are important, especially for supervisors, who need to communicate effectively with various audiences. There are a number of guidelines for effective presentations, including overcoming performance anxiety, knowing the subject, using an effective nonverbal style, planning, communicating enthusiasm and charisma, attention to the environment, and, perhaps most important, involve the audience in the presentation and meet audience needs. Even in today's “high-tech” world, attention to the basics of presentation skills will help supervisors in being professionals and leaders for their organizations. © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.