Oral presentations require additional preparation. As you
prepare your oral presentation, consider what
information would be most useful. Other teachers will be
most interested in hearing the meaning you derived from
presenting to an audience
can choose a mixture of media resources to use
your presentation to cover the material step by step to
- Prepare an outline
- Make sure you
consider different learning styles when planning
- When using multimedia to present, plan on making a
- Interjecting music is
a great way to set the tone.
- Make sure your timing is
down so you aren’t standing there waiting for the music
to stop or begin.
- Slides are intended to create a
visual rather than becoming the entire presentation.
should be adding additional information and not be
simply reading the slides or overheads.
- Make sure you practice the
presentation and time yourself speaking. It is recommended that you plan on speaking for about
two minutes for every slide.
- Have someone
listen and request suggestions.
- In an oral
presentation, allow the time for discussion so that
others can share their ideas and ask questions.
- Presenting at
a conference will enable teachers in other geographic
areas to hear your story, and for you to grow by
listening to their struggles and suggestions.