In this page, you will find information to improve your oral presentations.
- You need to adhere to the time limit.
- It is best to print PowerPoint slideshows as handouts, with 6 slides on one page. If you do this, your audience will probably follow your speech better, pay more attention and may take notes.
- If you will give the presentation in a group, each team member must speak.
NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION (including appearance)
A presentation is considered a formal event. Appearance, posture and other means of non-verbal communication send a message to the audience. Therefore, please dress and act formally (slacks, jackets, shirts, skirts; absolutely no baseball caps). Presentation style and appearance are part of the informal evaluation criteria.STAGES
- Take time to plan and prepare properly because it is always longer than you think
- Find out who your audience is
- Learn what your audience’s needs/concerns are
- Keep organized
- Practice, practice, practice
- Keep it simple
- Use effective and relevant images
- Use color contrast
- Remember, YOU are the presentation, not your slides
- If your slides are boring, you will be boring
- Arrive early
- Purchase your own equipment if possible
- Test the equipment
- Bring your presentation on multiple mediums (computer, USB, etc.)
- Make eye contact with the audience
- Never read your slides
- Fear is natural - accept it and move on
- Conclude your presentation with a summary
100 Presentation Tips