Rule 1: Always wrap the present nicely and—oh wait, that's for present-ing. Not presenting. Whew, that could have been disastrous. Take a look at this video for all the ins and outs of giving a presentation.
|3rd Grade||Language Arts|
|Elementary and Middle School||3rd Grade|
…Okay, maybe that last one isn't a real thing. [A gerbil running down a boys leg]
But guess what!
You can totally avoid that awful, creepy crawly feeling.
How? [Boy walking and animals walk towards him]
By staying far away from butterflies and frogs for the rest of your life!
…We kid, we kid.
You can avoid that feeling by being well-prepared!
Because even though presenting to an audience can be super scary, if you're well prepared, [Man walks up to front of class]
it'll be smooth sailing.
The first rule of presenting is to think about your audience...
What age are they? [Dino giving considerations for the audience]
What do they know about the subject you're discussing?
Which details do you think they'd like to hear?
It's important to tailor your presentation to your audience.
After all, if your presentation is about animal biology, the words you use and the topics [Teacher giving presentation on animal biology]
you discuss will probably be pretty different depending on if your audience is full of Ph.D.
candidates versus a bunch of kindergartners. [Kindergartners sitting in the audience]
Another super-important thing to consider before you begin is the purpose of your presentation.
Is it to entertain your audience? [Coop discussing the purpose of the presentation]
To inform them?
To persuade them?
By figuring out the purpose of your presentation, you'll be able to pick out the most important
and compelling points to focus on. [Person scribbles out purpose of presentation point]
And once you've done that – it's all about practice, practice, practice.
Which you can do with a partner…
…or, if people aren't your jam, you can use a mirror! [Girl practicing presentation in mirror]
Make sure you're loud enough, so that your voice carries to every member of the audience.
And make sure you're looking at your audience; making eye-contact from time to time is a [Girl burying face in her script]
great way to keep them engaged.
If your face is buried in a piece of paper the whole time, people tend to get bored pretty quickly.
Unless it's like…a really shiny piece of paper, or something.
Oh, and don't forget your gestures.
Y'know, pointing, talking with your hands, or gesturing to any nearby materials you might [Dino talking about gestures while presenting]
be using like posters or props.
Just don't go too crazy with the hand stuff. [Girl performing hand gestures while presenting]
Be engaging, but not distracting.
Once you've nailed down your words, volume, eye-contact and hand gestures, all that's
left to do is present!
And once you're done, you get to breathe a deep sigh of relief! [Girl sighs and walks off stage]
And hey, if all else fails, you could always wear a sheet and say you're a ghost.
Your teach will let you keep it on… [Person wearing a white sheet scares teacher]
after all, what kind of teacher is going to risk being haunted??