Presentations are becoming more widely used at university and can vary in terms of whether or not they are assessed and the number of people who deliver the presentation.
Essentially, they are a method for the presenter to convey information to an audience and most presenters use a form of visual aid (by using PowerPoint or a poster) to enhance their presentation.
Audience: Always be aware of who you are presenting to (as this will help you determine what approach to take).
Timing: Be aware of time limits.
Structure: Make sure your presentation has a sensible structure (usually an introduction, main body, conclusion and remember to allow your audience the opportunity to ask questions).
Visual aids: Use these to support rather than be the central focus of your presentation.
Practice: Practice your presentation out loud and time yourself (some people may wish to record themselves).
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