increase text size  increase text size   | decrease text size  decrease text size   | print style  print style   | default style  default style
 

aaa approved  xhtml compliant

Course navigation:   List of modules  |  List of units for this module  |  <<previous    - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 -    next>>  |   

Study skills > Module 5 > Page 6

 

Presenting in a classroom

Preparation

Outline the requirements of the assignment

  • compare these with the interests of the audience

Identify the audience characteristics and knowledge base

  • your introduction covers mutual ground as a starting point (gets them on the "same page")
  • from this introduction, lay down your "thesis" to let them know where you are going
  • then proceed with argument

Narrow your presentation's topic, considering the above; to only a few main ideas

Practice by rehearsing the presentation, recording it, or reciting it to a few friends

Techniques of delivery

  • put your audience at ease with a relevant anecdote or joke, or get their attention with a dramatic gesture or event.
  • use personal pronouns in your delivery;
  • make eye contact with the audience;
  • present your report with a conversational voice though vary it for emphasis;
  • use transitions to signal the audience you're moving to a new idea;
  • direct questions to your audience to get them more involved;
  • conclude by summing up your main ideas, points, or arguments;
  • leave time for questions, and invite feedback on the content (un-addressed, related ideas), the conclusions and your manner of presentation

Using visual aids or Media

  • call early and make sure hardware is compatible with your software; and software versions of your documents are compatible with versions of their software;
  • come early and make sure everything works and that any media (audio, visual, computer) can be seen, heard, understood by all;
  • keep all visual materials simple in large text for visibility;
  • have supportive materials for each idea;
  • do not distribute handouts, even outlines, before your speech (or the audience will focus on the reading material instead of listening to you).

Course navigation:   List of modules  |  List of units for this module  |  <<previous    - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 -    next>>  |   

Site developed by codejungle.com   |