May we present to you, a lovely presentation on presentations. Should the opportunity to make a presentation present itself to you, you'll be totally set after watching this video. What a lovely present.
|5th Grade||Language Arts|
|Elementary and Middle School||5th Grade|
being paid minimum wage, you'll have to know how to really wow 'em.
And heck, it might even spice up your Mickey D's order. Who knows? [Boy giving McDonald's food bag to driver]
So, without further ado, here are some tips for delivering an effective presentation…
Just like film, a good presentation has to be developed. [Hand switches light off]
…Er, ask your parents about that one.
The point is that before you deliver your speech, you should do the work to develop
your presentation. This includes conducting good research…
… creating an outline…
… and organizing the content of your presentation so that it flows in a coherent manner.
Now that you’ve organized your topic and ideas, you’re ready for the fun part:
the speech. [Man gasping]
Start strong to engage your audience.
Remember: a good opening grabs your audience’s attention and makes them want to hear what
you have to say. [Students eagerly watching presentation]
There’s lots of ways to make a strong start: You could begin with a question…
… an interesting fact…
… an anecdote…
… or anything else you can think of to get the audience’s attention. [Examples of introductory things to say when beginning a speech]
And if you start strong, be sure to end strong as well.
Don’t lose steam and start to trail off.
You want your ending to be memorable so it'll stick with your audience. [Students with cats and dogs]
To do that, you could answer your question from the beginning…
… tell another anecdote…
… or end with a whole new question for your audience to think about.
Whatever it is, make your ending something memorable that sticks with them. [Coop discussing the ending of a speech]
But just remember to let go of the audience’s attention after you’ve grabbed it.
They have things to do… After-school activities and stuff. [Girl holding a kitten and hit in the head by basketball]
If your presentation involves complex terms or facts, make sure to explain and define
them upfront for your audience so you they don’t get lost or confused.
Because once you’ve lost your audience, you’ve lost them. And there’s
no map that’ll show you how to get them back. [Person checks googlemaps on smartphone]
Oh, and one more thing: Practice, practice, practice. Do your speech standing up and out loud.
We know, it sounds super obvious, but that doesn’t mean everyone does it.
Be sure to time yourself and maybe even do the speech for someone who's willing to give [Person checks watch for time]
Having a little taste of how an audience will react might help you realize which parts of
your presentation are working, and which parts still need a little bit of T.L.C.
All this practice means you’ll be a lot more confident when you’re actually in front [Man at front of class presenting]
of your audience.
And if you’re nervous you might forget something, make notes or create visuals to help prompt
you about where you are in your presentation.
And remember to speak at an understandable pace. It’s almost impossible to go too slow
during a presentation… unless you're a sloth, or something… [Sloth appears on stage]
but it’s really easy to speakwaytoofastforanybodytoactuallyunderstandyou.
And lastly, when you’re done… [Person raises hand to girl presenting]
… don’t forget to soak up your applause. You’ve earned it.
Just don’t get so caught up in it that you forget to go to soccer practice. [Man holding arms in the air and hit in the head by soccer ball]