nonprint messages is not the most important part of a presentation,
interpreting the nonprint messages is just as important.
A main concept it what the presentation is all about. It is
easy to spot a main concept, all that you have to do is listen
for what the presentation is about. The topic sentence states
the main concept in some form.
To find out what the supporting details are, you have to find
out what the main concept is first. After you have found the
main concept, finding the supporting details is a snap. Just
look for the details that support the main idea. For example,
if the main concept is a rollercoaster, the supporting details
might include it's name, the amusment park it is located at,
or it's engineer.
A stereotype is a picture or description that most people
think of when they hear a certain word. One stereotype is
a mermaid. Most peopl think of a woman with a fishtail for
an abdomen, and long flowing hair. But for all anyone knows,
the could be ugly with a fish head and human legs. If they
even exist, that is. People who have sterotypes are often
closedminded and don't want to know the truth. To find stereotypes
in presentations all that is necessary is to listen for the
usual stereotypes such as: cheerleaders, mermaids, dragons,
nymphs, and any other magical or fictional character that
has never actually been sighted.
Persuasion techniques are used to change your opinion to match
the presenter's. they want you to believe in the same things
that they believe in, so they will try to sway your personal