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Presentation skills

During your time at UTS, you will almost certainly have to give an oral presentation. Most presenters feel nervous about giving a presentation, but success comes with preparation and practice.

A good presentation requires:

  • speaking clearly and confidently
  • convincing the audience your subject is important
  • presenting your information in a logical and interesting way
  • answering questions from the audience
  • managing a discussion afterwards.

The following pages will give you help and guidance on the above issues.

It is important to remember that your voice is one of your most important presentation tools. Use it to deliver content which is clear, meaningful and easily heard by your audience.

Your audience shouldn't have to work hard to understand what you are saying.

Use your voice to engage your audience and convince them that you have something worthwhile and interesting to say. If you don't address your audience, nor speak clearly with confidence and commitment, along with projecting your voice, your audience will soon lose interest in what you are saying.

 

Useful downloads

Download this unit on presentation skills Presentation Skills (PDF 300KB, 10 pages)

Download a pre-presentation checklist  Presentation Checklist (PDF 200KB, 2 pages)

 

For more help

For more help with this issue, there are many useful resources on the HELPS website, as well as in the UTS Library. You can also come and talk to the HELPS Advisors who can assist you.