Presenting in class can be scary, but it does not have to be. The right planning and preparation, along with a good sturdy PC can make a world of difference. If you have a school presentation coming up, we're here to help you ace it.
With these few simple tips, you'll make a presentation the whole class will enjoy!
Before beginning with your presentation ask yourself, 'If I can remember only three things, what should I remember?'.
It helps to keep text to the point by cutting everything that doesn't serve a purpose. Create a checklist of everything that the teacher wants you to cover and remove anything that doesn't make it to the list.
90% of the information we take in is visual. Visuals such as photographs, diagrams, charts, maps, drawings - all help in putting across a point and keeping others interested when you are presenting. Ensure that the visuals you use support the point you're making and avoid using more than one per slide to keep your slides clean and concise.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi and other PC presentation tools have a variety of customisable templates for you to choose from. From fonts, slide transitions, animation sounds, and section headers to the entire backdrop, everything can be changed to make presentations stand out from the rest.
The best presentations are conversations. A two-way dialogue will make you (or your group) more memorable and opens the floor to discussion. This is an effort your teachers appreciate. Practice your presentation in front of your parents and friends to build your public speaking confidence and use their feedback to make your presentation work for you. Remember, with each practice run, you will only get better at making your point clearer and faster.
Bringing it all together, the right information and design along with some presenting practice will help you to deliver better presentations for school.
Do you find this article useful? For more helpful tips for school, you can read How to Get 10/10 on your projects!
Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.