Academic Skills

Oral Presentation Organisation

What time do you have?

It’s no use preparing material for an hour if you only have a ten minute slot. Ten minutes of material won’t do if you are meant to fill thirty. It’s usually best to start with too much and edit it down to the right length.

What are you trying to communicate?

Summarise your main points. Again it’s the same as for an essay: make a point and illustrate it. Have an introduction, a main body and a conclusion. Check for logical flow.

Who is your audience?

Do they have background knowledge of the topic or will you need to define your terms?

Do they need to take information away or be able to follow up? Think about producing a handout and including references for the sources that you’ve used.

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