How to Make a Mini Presentation
Published: 11.08.2009, Updated: 03.03.2017
In the English curriculum, communication is one of the main competence aims. A student shall, for example, be able to:
- express him/herself in writing and orally in a varied, differentiated and precise manner, with good progression and coherence
- select and use appropriate writing and speaking strategies that are adapted to a purpose, situation and genre
- produce composite texts using digital media
- select an in-depth study topic within his/her own education programme and present this to the other pupils
The following text suggests points to consider when making a short oral presentation.
Points to remember:
- It is important that your presentation is not too long (5 minutes or less).
- It must be clear, well-organised and easy to follow.
- Decide what is important to include in the presentation, make notes and an outline.
- Do not write a complete text.
- Notes and keywords will help you to remember what you want to say.
- Remember to speak to your audience, establish eye contact. Do not read from a text.
- Practise your presentation in advance.
- Make sure that you finish within the time allowed.
- You can use audio-visual aids, but don’t let them dominate the presentation.
- Introduction: Introduce yourself and the title of your presentation and give a brief outline.
- Main Part: It is important to organise the information in sections so that it is easy to follow.
- Conclusion: Sum up. Give your opinion if relevant. Thank your audience for listening.
- Sources of information: Remember to give the sources of your information.
Nodes which use this node
- English subject curriculum
- express oneself fluently and coherently in a detailed and precise manner suited to the purpose and situation
- evaluate and use suitable reading and writing strategies adapted for the purpose and type of text
- evaluate different sources and use contents from sources in an independent, critical and verifiable manner