Tips for Oral Presentations
Tips for Giving an Effective Presentation
Content—Spend sufficient time
learning your subject, exploring your topic, and generating
Organization—Organize your ideas
logically into introduction, body and conclusion.
Notes—Use notecards and keep notes
brief to avoid reading.
Practice—Effective delivery requires
Enthusiasm—Demonstrate your positive
attitude and interest in the topic through your voice and
Eye Contact—Maintain eye contact to
increase credibility, gain audience interest, and get nonverbal
Clarity—Speak clearly and use
language appropriate to your audience.
Posture and Movement—Good posture and
movement convey self-confidence, professionalism, and
Gesture—Keep gestures natural and
avoid repetitive motions; use them to emphasize points and keep
the audience’s attention.
Visual Aids should be…
Large enough for all audience members to
Positioned so that all audience members can
Simple and easy to understand.