11 Dec

Giving Oral Presentations

Many individuals are fearful of giving oral presentations, but with time, preparation and practice, you can learn how to do it successfully.  Be sure to start early.  pay someone to complete my homework put off things they are dreading, but if you do your oral presentation sooner, rather than later, you have a much better chance of giving a presentation that is fresh and new, not to mention you’ll be getting it out of the way and will be putting it together at a time when you’re less stressed and packed full of homework and other school duties.  Ask your professor the following questions before you begin your research:

How long will your presentation have to be and will there be a Q & A session at the end of it?

How are you expected to give the presentation (are you supposed to read it or speak it from memory; must you use notes, etc)?

What about secondary sources?  Are they allowed and how should you use them?

What criteria will the professor use to evaluate your presentation?

After you have the above information, choose your subject matter wisely and do a fair amount of research.  Don’t wing it and don’t rush through it.  It’s always better to have too much information than too little.  Begin with a clear thesis statement and organize and outline your presentation from there.  If possible, plan to use visual material to highlight the points of your presentation.  Be creative, but educational.  Complete your presentation with time to rehearse.  Begin by rehearsing by yourself and later in front of friends or family.  The presentation should be practiced a minimum of three times.  It’s important that you know the material for your presentation well enough that you can speak about it without your notes.  Be relaxed and stay confident during the actual presentation.  Remain in control of the presentation, but have fun with it; relax.  Avoid panic if you get questions.  Answer the questions the best you can and if you’re asked something you don’t have the answer to, admit to it, but tell the individual to check in with you later for the answer (be sure to follow up on this and to find the answer).  Accept positive and constructive feedback.