Giving a presentation
Giving a presentation can be quite stressful, but with these tips from Anna and Dean, you’ll be sure to do well. Check them out!
Tips on giving a presentation
- Start your presentation with an introduction. First explain why you chose the topic and what you’re going to cover in the presentation.
- Make sure your audience can hear you clearly when you speak. Don’t talk too fast or too quietly either.
- Also pay attention to your posture: stand up straight and place your feet firmly on the ground. If you get nervous and forget what you wanted to say, no sweat! Everyone knows how nerve-racking it is to be standing up there. Just take a deep breath and admit you’re nervous. You’ll see this helps to ease the tension.
- Don’t use difficult words or ones that you have to explain. Keep it nice and simple.
- Use a PowerPoint template and add pictures and videos to make the presentation more lively. Involve your classmates: ask them questions in between or do a quiz at the end.
- Practice your presentation with your parents or other family members in advance. This will help you check whether you remember everything and it will make you less nervous about it.
- Also make sure you wrap up your presentation properly. Summarise the key points, provide a conclusion if necessary, and then ask if there are any questions.
- At the end of your presentation, you could also hand out a colouring sheet or fact sheet to the class. You can find these resources in our Library.