Presenting is a skill that can be improved upon through practice just like riding a bike, driving a car, or playing an instrument or a sport. You may feel anxious about the thought of making a presentation, but the AIU environment is a safe place to practice what you will be learning and to reflect on the process.
Use the M.U.S.E. materials to help you prepare, and be sure to read the textbook chapters for information on listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, and the modes of delivery.
As Mark Twain said, “There are two types of speakers: Those who get nervous and those who are liars” (as cited in Saks, 2014). If you are nervous, that is normal. If you believe you are beyond nervous, be sure to talk to your instructor for assistance in completing this assignment.