Oral Presentations An oral presentation is an art Planning Audience inclusion Attention to delivery
The audience Some basic questions to ask about an audience are: Who will I be speaking to? What do they know about my topic already? What will they want to know about my topic? What do I want them to know by the end of my talk?
Planning your presentation Giveyourpresentation a simple and logicalstructure. Makedifficultpointseasiertounderstand. Outlinethepointsyouintendtocover. Gooverthemainpoints of yourtalk.
Deliveringyourpresentation The main points to pay attention to in delivery are the quality of your voice, your rapport with the audience, use of notes and use of visual aids.
Effective use of notes Visual aidshelptomake a presentation more lively. Thetwomostcommonforms of visual aid are overheadtransparencies (OHTs) and computerslide shows (e.g. PowerPoint).