Body languageStanding, walking or moving about withappropriate hand gesture or facial expressionis preferred to sitting down or standing stillwith head down and reading from a preparedspeech.
Do not read from notesfor any extended length of time although itis quite acceptable to glance at your notesinfrequently. Speak loudly and clearly.
Speak with convictionyou have to believe in what you are saying.Persuade your audience effectively. The materialyou present orally should have the same ingredientsas that which are required for a written researchpaper
Pause and Humor• Pause, Allow yourself and your audience a little time to reflect and think. Dont race through your presentation and leave your audience.• Add humor whenever appropriate and possible. Keep audience interested throughout your entire presentation.
Audio-visual aidsWhen using audio-visual aids to enhanceyour presentation, be sure all necessaryequipment is set up and in good workingorder prior to the presentation.
STOPKnow when to STOP talking. Use a timer orthe microwave oven clock to time yourpresentation when preparing it at home. Justas you dont use unnecessary words in yourwritten paper, you dont bore your audiencewith repetitious or unnecessary words inyour oral presentation.