Oral Reports

Oral Reports

PLANNING THE ORAL REPORT
ORGANIZING THE ORAL REPORT
PRESENTING THE ORAL REPORT EFFECTIVELY

As you advance in your career, your speaking skills become increasingly important. At meetings, you may be called on to explain the results of investigations, propose solutions to problems, report on the progress of projects, or justify your department’s requests for more employees and equipment. Every kind of writ~en report has its oral counterpart; sometimes an oral report supplements a written one, and often an oral presentation takes the place of a written report. This chapter explains the audience, the visual aids, and the organization of an oral report, and concludes with guidelines for delivering the speech effectively.