Giving a talk or presentation

The goal of a presentation is similar to the goal of a talk. The proceed can splitted in two parts: How to proceed and During your talk or presentation.

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How to proceed

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During your talk or presentation

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step 1

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  • research the subject thoroughly
  • making notes
  • number notecards when need it

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  • start with explaining  the topic
  • tell the structure of talk

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step 2

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  • check up English
  • look up difficult words in dictionary

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  • make things clear
  • keep talk simple and speak clear and slowly

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step 3

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  • think of ways to make the talk more interesting
  • using visuals, sounds, jokes etc.

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  • use visuals, handouts to hold the interest
  • when use OHP (overhead prjector), don’t overload transparencies
  • keep it readable for people in the back rows

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step 4

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  • check your needed equipment

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  • pay attention to your body language (stand straight and face the audience)
  • keeping eye contact
  • speak clearly and loudly enough
  • do not rush what you are saying

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step 5

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  • summarize the important points at the end

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step 6

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  • thank your audience for their attention
  • ask for questions

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