How to Give High School Presentations


As if high school isn't stressful enough, knowing that you have to stand in front of a classroom for 10 - 15 minutes can be very stressful. It takes a lot of discipline and practice to put on a presentation, but it is very possible if you know how to deliver well.

Part 1
Preparing for Your Presentation

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It is essential to know your topic very well. Learn things about your subject. Remember, it is a presentation, meaning presenting information to an audience, not reading your report.

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After introducing yourself in front, start your presentation with a short concise idea about your topic. Show your objectives or a bird's eye view of your report. Make it strong, adding a spark of interest and camaraderie with the audience and teacher.

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If you don't, people will tend to read it instead of listening to you. It can be useful to have a few key words or an image however. The key to success is having a balance.

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Make sure that people can read it from a distance. Avoid creative and fancy fonts.

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Avoid complicated charts. Keep visual ideas simple.

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You don't want to stumble on your work and get confused with it.

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Practice at least three days before the day of the presentation. If you are going to present a complicated topic, preparing a week before the day is ideal.

Part 2
Giving The Presentation

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Pause when you need to take a breath.

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Give a warm welcome at the beginning of your presentation to get the class' attention. Have your presentation (the visual aids or powerpoint presentation) simple and sound, and keep your talk alive and sure.

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If you look to your audience eyes, they will feel that you know what you are doing and that you feel comfortable. Don't just stare and talk on your visual aid. Talk to the class.

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If you did a mistake, don't let your audience notice it. If you forgot to say something important, make a smart way to insert it through your delivery. You may say, "In addition to our previous point, before I forget to share it. . .", "One more thing is . . ." Instead of saying sorry, say "I mean. . .", ". . . rather."

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A little humor can go along way, but don't overdo it. Make sure it is related to your topic and not offensive.

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Ask your classmates or teacher if you did well.