Build your topic from a few main ideas State where you are going and what you will prove
Know your audience: where are they coming from?
Cover mutual ground as a starting point
Use familiar vocabulary to begin; introduce and define new
concepts gradually Adapt the presentation's goals with the
interests of your audience
Treat each audience as a unique group
Convince them with facts and logic Demonstrate that you know what you are talking about, but on
Review and summarize in your conclusion Summarize
what you've told them Check for comprehension
Leave time for questions and discussion
Follow up with options so audience can contact you
This practice session will identify tips on
presenting your project, and yourself, more effectively:
Know your material
Familiarize yourself with the room and technology you will use
Know your audience
Think about the message
Visualize yourself succeeding
Don't apologize for what the audience may not even notice!
Think in terms of building experience in presenting projects
Website overview: Since 1996 the Study Guides and Strategies Website has been researched, authored, maintained and supported as an international, learner-centric, educational public service.
Permission is granted to freely copy, adapt, and distribute individual Study Guides in print format in non-commercial educational settings that benefit learners.
Please be aware that the Guides welcome, and are under, continuous review and revision.
For that reason, digitization and reproduction of all content on the Internet can only be with permission through a licensed agreement. Linking to the Guides is encouraged!
The Study Guides and Strategies Website is intended for
students, ages middle school through returning adult, as well as their parents,
teachers and support professionals.
Its resources are intended to empower all learners without regard to
institutional and national boundaries; cultural mores and religious beliefs; race, gender and sexual orientation. Full disclaimer on use