Preparing presentations

Make sure you've got good content

Your preparation before giving a presentation not only consists of finalising your content. Think about:

What is the structure of your presentation?

  • Plan a beginning, middle and an end.
  • Make sure you have a clear Introduction, Main Body and Conclusion.

How are you going to give your presentation?

  • What sections will you have?
  • How will you link between the sections? (plan the linking expressions you will use).
  • When will you give your audience a chance to ask questions? (this could be at the end or at two or more fixed points during the presentation)

What questions will you be asked?

  • Brainstorm potential questions and practise answers to them.
  • Think particularly about points you have left out (perhaps because you want to keep things brief).