What is a presentation?• It is a formal talk addressed to one or more people and ‘presents’ ideas or information in a clear, structured way.• It is a live mode of sharing information with a select audience. It is a form of oral communication in which a person shares factual information with a particular audience• An oral activity using visual electronic aids (such as LCD projectors) to discuss new ideas and information with a specific audience in an impressive and convincing manner.
Elements of a presentation• Key differences between a presentation and a written report• Presentation is an oral communication not written• It needs the following elements, to make it a presentation – Presenter – Audience – Specific content with a definite objective to be achieved
What a presenter knows• Presentation is not about a PowerPoint or A glitzy video• Its about selling ideas, or conveying a message or sharing information by him or her
As a presenter• Purpose• Plan• Present• As a presenter you should think and plan the following before presenting: – Identify your purpose/Objective – Analyse your audience – Identify the need – Collate your information – Design your communication – Time your Presentation – Decide on the visual aids to be used – Study the location
Exercise• Form Groups of 5-6• Introduce each member of your group in an innovative manner