If your audience looks like this when giving a presentation, that's not OK!
Maybe it's because you suffer from glossophobia. Even if you haven't heard of the word, you may have experienced it.
It’s the fancy way of saying fear of public speaking, an anxiety that probably affects us all at some time.
For some it’s their biggest fear. However, communicating your ideas is a valuable skill worth developing for both your studies and life.
And in many courses Powerpoint presentations are required.
Here’s some tips;
Firstly, decide what is the purpose of your talk. Why you are presenting and to whom?
The answers to these questions will change how you present.
What is your structure?
(Usually: introduction, body & conclusion)
Greet the audience and introduce yourself
Explain the purpose of the presentation
Grab the attention of the audience with a question or interesting fact
A different slide for different topics
Write in dot points
Don’t overcrowd the slide with text
Summarise the presentation
Thank the audience for listening
To finish: Any questions?
REMEMBER READING IS NOT PRESENTING! Think about your body language, tone and pace of your voice, the energy you’re bringing to the topic. If you’re not excited, the audience certainly will not be.
UNSURE OF HOW TO create a POWERPOINT presentation?
Approach a friendly Learning skills teacher for advice
LIKE TO REHEARSE YOUR PRESENTATION?
We are happy to listen and provide feedback.
REMEMBER PREPARATION IS KEY!
What about you? Do you have any tips on presenting you'd like to share? You can do so in community.