PRESENTATION: MAKE A PRESENTATION

Introduction

A presentation is a type of communication that can be used in a variety of settings, including speaking to a group, addressing a meeting, and briefing a team. It can also be used as a catch-all term for other "speaking engagements" such as giving a wedding speech or making a point in a video conference. And Step-by-step preparation, as well as the technique and means of presenting the material, should all be carefully examined in order to be effective.In addition, a presentation demands you to convey a message to the audience and will frequently include a 'persuasive' aspect. It might be a discussion about your organization's good work, what you can offer an employer, or why you should get more funds for a project.

Task

You are going to familiarize yourself how to present a presentation. Follow the step by step activities in the “process” part of this Web Quest. I hope you enjoy your exploration. I’m looking forward to see your presentation next meeting. Good luck ! 

Process

 

Step 1 : Grouping. Make a group consisting of Seven (7) students.

Step 2: Analyze your audience

The first step in preparing a presentation is to learn more about the audience to whom you'll be speaking. It's a good idea to obtain some information on the backgrounds, values, and interests of your audience so that you understand what the audience members might expect from your presentation.

Step 3: Select a topic

Next, if possible select a topic that is of interest to the audience and to you. It will be much easier to deliver a presentation that the audience finds relevant, and more enjoyable to research a topic that is of interest to you.

Step 4: Define the objective of the presentation

Once you have selected a topic, write the objective of the presentation in a single concise statement. The objective needs to specify exactly what you want your audience to learn from your presentation. Base the objective and the level of the content on the amount of time you have for the presentation and the background knowledge of the audience. Use this statement to help keep you focused as you research and develop the presentation.

Preparing the Content of Your Presentation

Step 5: Prepare the body of the presentation

After defining the objective of your presentation, determine how much information you can present in the amount of time allowed. Also, use your knowledge about the audience to prepare a presentation with the right level of detail. You don't want to plan a presentation that is too basic or too advanced.

The body of the presentation is where you present your ideas. To present your ideas convincingly, you will need to illustrate and support them. Strategies to help you do this include the following:

-Present data and facts

-Read quotes from experts

-Relate personal experiences

-Provide vivid descriptions

And remember, as you plan the body of your presentation it's important to provide variety. Listeners may quickly become bored by lots of facts or they may tire of hearing story after story.

 

Step 6: Prepare the introduction and conclusion

Once you've prepared the body of the presentation, decide how you will begin and end the talk. Make sure the introduction captures the attention of your audience and the conclusion summarizes and reiterates your important points. In other words, "Tell them what you're going to tell them. Tell them. Then, tell them what you told them."

During the opening of your presentation, it's important to attract the audience's attention and build their interest. If you don't, listeners will turn their attention elsewhere and you'll have a difficult time getting it back. Strategies that you can use include the following:

Make the introduction relevant to the listeners' goals, values, and needs:

-Ask questions to stimulate thinking

-Share a personal experience

-Begin with a joke or humorous story

-Project a cartoon or colorful visual

-Make a stimulating or inspirational statement

-Give a unique demonstration

During the opening you want to clearly present your topic and the purpose of your presentation. Clearly articulating the topic and purpose will help the listeners focus on and easily follow your main ideas.

During the conclusion of your presentation, reinforce the main ideas you communicated. Remember that listeners won't remember your entire presentation, only the main ideas. By reinforcing and reviewing the main ideas, you help the audience remember them.

Practicing and Delivering

Step 7: Practice delivering the presentation

Most people spend hours preparing a presentation but very little time practicing it. When you practice your presentation, you can reduce the number of times you utter words and phrases like, "um," "well," and "you know." These habits can easily diminish a speaker's credibility. You can also fine-tune your content to be sure you make your most important points in the time alloted.

In addition to planning the content of your presentation, you need to give advanced thought to how you want to deliver it. Do you want to commit your presentation to memory, use cards to guide you, or read from a script? 

Evaluation
Conclusion

Good Job! You have completed the step-by-step activities of learning about how to present a presentation.

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  • Evaluation
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