It is important that you plan your presentation properly. If you take time to prepare your speech, your changes of success are greatly increased. There is no need to be nervous if you are familiar with your topic. Remember, the quality of what comes out is direct proportional to the effort you put in. Nobody is perfect; your audience are your class mates and you shouldn’t be afraid of them.
Planning your presentation:
Formal presentations are structured - they have a beginning (introduction), a middle (body) and an end (conclusion/recommendation).
The beginning introduces the topic by:
The middle develops the topic by:
You can talk about any seminar topic using this basic plan. However you can vary the components in each section depending on the nature of the topic to be presented. Seek advice from your lecturer if you are having difficulty in developing a plan.
Keep your presentation within the stipulated time limit. Make sure you do not exceed the predetermined minutes. A practice speech will help you to check the time for your presentation. It's often better to finish earlier; your audience will appreciate it.
Do not read your notes.
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