PREPARING YOUR ORAL PRESENTATION
First of all, think …
- Think about what you want to achieve:
do you want to inform your audience, inspire them to think about your topic, or convince them of a particular point of view?
Think about your audience:
what background knowledge do they have about your topic? Do they have any particular interests? How are you going to involve them in your presentation?
- Brainstorm your topic and write a rough outline.
Research your topic. Don’t get carried away—remember you have a limited time for your presentation.
Organise your material and write a draft—think about the length of time you have to talk.
Summarise your draft into points to write on overheads and/or cards.
Plan and prepare your visual aids.
Rehearse your presentation and get its length right. Ask a friend to listen and time you.