Presenting effectively

Strategies to plan, organise and present your oral presentations. Includes tips on language, visual aids and presentation style.

Oral presentations are a common requirement in many courses and an important professional skill. They may be short or long, include slides or other visual aids, and be done individually or in a group.

The good news is, with some key strategies and practice, everyone can deliver a good presentation.

Planning and structuring an oral presentation is similar to the process of writing an essay, except you need to be aware that you have an audience listening as you speak and you use spoken language instead of written.

What will I learn?

This module will help you:

  • Discover the key elements of effective oral presentations
  • Recognise the importance of nonverbal communication
  • Identify elements of effective or ineffective oral presentations
  • Observe effective visual aids
  • Practice delivering effective oral presentations

How long will it take?

This module should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Begin the module

To fully engage with this module (for example, completing practice quizzes or posting in forums), you’ll need to enrol in the Academic Skills Hub.

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