There are a lot of things to complain about when it comes to school, but my least favorite thing was always giving an oral presentation. As a shy girl, I dreaded the days when a teacher would tell us that we had to get up in front of the class and give a presentation or read an essay or speech. It was so terrifying to me that I spent many nights crying myself to sleep worrying about it. It didn’t matter how much I practiced in front of my parents or the mirror – whenever I got up in front of my class, it was the same thing: my cheeks would turn bright red, I would fidget, and my voice would get so quiet that at least one person would obnoxiously yell out, “What? I can’t hear her.”
Basically, oral presentations were always a nightmare for me. When I found out in college that I had to take a public speaking course in order to graduate, I felt like the world was playing a cruel joke on me. But even though the class was torture, by the end of the semester, I had actually learned some pretty valuable tips. And while I by no means felt comfortable speaking in front of a group of people, I did feel a little bit better about the idea of it.
If you think that oral presentations end when you graduate high school or college, you’re wrong. Many of you will get jobs where you have to learn how to give speeches or Power Point presentations. Many of you will have to do public speaking at some point for some reason. And for now, many of you will have to do this for your finals, midterms, or just for class. Want to make things easier on yourself and get a good grade? You need to check out these 15 infograhs. They include tips and tricks on how to give a presentation without falling apart. Good luck!
1. Worried about your presentation? Follow these tips on how to relax and focus.
2. Want to really make an impact on your teacher or audience? Follow these tips for a strong presentation:
3. Make sure everyone remembers your Power Point with these tips:
4. Make sure your presentation is better than everyone else’s by reading this:
5. Make the most of your Power Point:
6. If you want to impress everyone, you need to have these skills down pat.
7. Improve your presentation with these 10 rules:
8. Speak about the things you know best as much as possible.
9. Remember these important do’s and don’ts
10. Feeling super anxious? At least one of these tips has to help you.
11. Body language is more important than you would think. Keep these tips in mind.
12. Scared of public speaking? Then you need to read this:
13. Here’s how to create an interesting Power Point that people will want to pay attention to.
14. Don’t focus on everyone in the audience – focus on only three people.
15. These facts and stats can be super helpful in creating something great.
Which of these tips did you find the most helpful? Do presentations freak you out? How do you prepare? Tell us in the comments.