FEATURESProfessional Development for Inexperienced Speakers: Making Effective Oral Presentations and Audience ConnectionsPierce, Linda L. PhD, MSN, RN, CRRN, FAANAuthor Information College of Nursing, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA Correspondence: Linda L. Pierce. E-mail: [email protected] Cite this article as: Pierce, L. L. (2021). Professional development for inexperienced speakers: Making effective oral presentations and audience connections. Rehabilitation Nursing, 46(4), 197–202. doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000258 Rehabilitation Nursing: 7/8 2021 - Volume 46 - Issue 4 - p 197-202 doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000258 Buy Metrics Abstract This article addresses how inexperienced speakers can prepare and deliver oral presentations that make connections to audiences. Nursing students/providers, university and staff development instructors, or managers may find these tips helpful. Successful content delivery (beginning, middle, and ending “remarks”) depends on setting the right tone, incorporating engaging activities, and concluding with recommendations for audiences. Exemplars are presented for each “remarks section” using a project focused on one nurse’s responses in a web-based caregivers’ support group. Copyright © 2020 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.