How to Give an Excellent Presentation (College Students)

College Seminars are conducted to test the presentation skills of a student or a group and also allow the student to convey his/her knowledge to the audience.Most students don't come prepared,the presentation will eventually look faded and dull. It would make him/her confused during the presentation and lead to vague answers during the questionnaires.

Steps

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    Connect with your audience. "Preparation" is the most important task one has to do when it comes to "presentation." Being prepared and having good knowledge about the topic that is to be presented will create interest among the audience and will not let them sleep all throughout your presentation. Capture the attention of your audience. Create soft humor which will add a boost to your interaction with them.
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    Be studious. Presentations usually involves PowerPoint slides. It is important to select the right font, font size, and theme of the slides. Keep it formal!
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    Be interactive. Involve the audience. Ask them few questions related to your topic. Keep it Short though because overdoing it would like Debate rather than Presentation.
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    Look at the audience when you are talking about the topic. If you are distracted by some one, look at other side of the audience. Don't just read out the key points from the slides because the audience aren't blind.
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    Manage your time. The presentation should last for the time given to you. Don't extend the presentation, since there are others waiting for their chance too.
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    Encourage your peers. Helping your friends if they find it hard to give the presentation will boost your skills since you get to know the difference in a good and a bad presentation.
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    Answer and don't question. When you are done with the presentation, it is time for the question round. When questioned, don't give vague answers, make sure your answer is simple and clearing everything which is asked and never question the person who is questioning you.It will be an insult to them.
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    Ask for feedback from the audience. This helps you know what went wrong or if you have given a good presentation.

Tips

  • Take 10 belly breaths if you have last minute stage fright.
  • Use images in your slides.
  • Always keep a smile; don't ever keep a "zombie" face.
  • Come early to the venue where you will be presenting.
  • If you find anyone yawning,do not get discouraged. Its just a natural phenomenon.
  • Never turn your back to the audience while giving a presentation.

Warnings

  • Answer to the questions asked to you after the presentation, do not divert or change the topic.

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Categories: College University and Postgraduate | College and University Study Techniques