Compare a weak presentation with a strong one
Una Varsity, a Solent University student, has been recorded giving a weak presentation and a strong presentation. Watch the two videos and think about what makes one strong and the other weak:
What makes a weak presentation?
Watch a video clip of each of these elements from Una’s weak presentation.
|1. Not checking equipment beforehand.||2. Reading from the screen (not looking at the audience).|
|3. Reading from a script (not looking at the audience).||4. Mumbling; not talking clearly.|
|5. No apparent structure to the talk.||6. Doesn’t take questions|
Weak presentation slides
|Weak Presentation Slides (PDF opens in new window)|
Study the video of the weak presentation. Try and avoid these mistakes when giving your own presentation.
|Common Mistakes (PDF opens in new window)|
What makes a strong presentation?
Watch a video clip of each of these elements from Una’s strong presentation.
|1. Equipment set up, tested and ready to use.||2. Looking at the audience much more than her (very brief) notes.|
|3. Calm and confident, with a loud and clear voice.||4. Clear structure to the talk.|
|5. Takes questions confidently.|
Strong presentation slides
|Strong presentation slides (PDF opens in new window)|
As you watch the video you will probably notice a number of other things that she did very well. Take time to watch Una’s strong presentation again; study what she does in order to express her meaning clearly. This will help you to deliver a strong presentation yourself.