Teaching how to improve your presentations

The do’s and don’ts when presenting

It is the time of the year, students are preparing presentations. And at my school, we are talking about a lot of presentations. How do we make this interesting and relevant to the audience? How do the teachers plan this before asking the students to present? In my class, we prepare the 5 things you need to know before you leave in the morning. These are short presentations and we never present the same news twice. When giving a longer presentation it is important to remember that the audience might already know this, have just heard it before, or might not be that interested. Either way, it is can be daunting for many students to present in class in front of their classmates. The teacher should always consider the stress factor here. If you are confident in what you do and know the material well, then you will give a better presentation. This infographic is a nice reminder of how to improve your presentation skills. I will be presenting several times myself in November, Spot  (statped.no), Sett 2018, and Tromsø. There are some good points here for everyone at any level I would imagine. I found this at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. 

When it comes to presentations, no matter what industry you’re in, creating that first impression and providing a presentation that will win over your audience comes with its pressures. Standing in front of that audience and involving them in what you’re saying is important in the success of any presentation. If you have great content, your presentation has a great starting point for success and will help to give you confidence as a presenter.

The content of your slides will set the scene of your presentation, where the words used really do matter. You also need to take into consideration all three elements of physical communication when presenting – words, tone of voice and body language. With the right preparation and the right attitude, you can channel your nerves and improve your confidence. Words, tone of voice and body language all must be in harmony with each other for effective communication. For an interesting and gripping presentation, your words need to be interesting, as well as your tone of voice and you should engage with the audience with your body language to keep it interesting as well.

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