- Make sure the key points are large enough for the audience to be able to read or see them.
- Summarise key arguments/results for the audience.
- Point to graphs and diagrams when talking about them to assist the audience.
- If working in a group, plan before hand who is saying what.
- Think through your message before preparing it. Read the next section on giving oral presentations.
Enhance your Wellness
When you feel stressed, how do you respond?
- Identify the stressor and consider whether and how it can be changed. Maybe you can better schedule your time or say no to a request that is more than you want to take on.
- Consider how you can change your thoughts and perspective toward the stressor. Would it be helpful to change some expectations or share your experience with others for a reminder that you’re not alone?
- Manage your body’s stress response through deep breathing, meditation and other relaxation practices.
For an app that teaches you to relax and take charge of challenging situations, download Mindshift http://www.anxietybc.com/resources/mindshift-app.
For more wellness resources, see https://services.viu.ca/counselling/health-wellness-resources.
Value for Me?
Need help creating a presentation or wondering how to prepare your script. This page will give you some tips and tools to help you create the perfect presentation.
Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use.
Kizoa is a free online program that allows you to make slideshows, videos, or animated collages.
Prezi allows users to create zooming slideshow presentations.
GoogleSlides makes group presentations easier with its collaboration feature.