Many students have hard times dealing with presentations. Indeed, it is a complex task, which includes such stages as researching, writing a presentation and actually presenting it. If you want to improve your presentation writing skills, read some pieces of advice.
How to Write a High Quality Presentation
- Topic should match your interests
When teachers assign you with a presentation, they either give you the topic or let you choose it yourself. In the first case, there’s not much you can do. Whether you like it or not, you have to write about it. However, if you are lucky to be able to decide on your topic, you have to do it very carefully. It’s no secret that we tend to remember things that we’re interested in way better that other information. That is why you should choose such a topic that you’ll enjoy both researching on and sharing with your fellow students and teacher.
- Follow instructions
It’s very important to read the instructions, which your teacher gave you, with great attention. In most of the cases, teachers give the list of points, which your presentation should include. If you don’t follow the instruction, you risk missing out some important information. That might influence your mark negatively. In case your teacher hasn’t given you such a list, create one yourself, and follow it in order to make sure your presentation contains only relevant information and is organized properly.
- Start writing
Now you need to divide your main points into smaller ones and provide them with some supporting data, examples and so on. You can either write down the whole text of your presentation or just make some sort of a scheme or a bullet point list. Just do it in such a way that it will make it easier for you to present it later.
- Mind the time limits
When it comes to presentations, we’re usually limited not by word count, but by the amount of time. For instance, if you have only five minutes for the presentation, don’t write more than you can present in such a short period of time. Also, you need to make sure that you allocate appropriate amount of time to each part of your presentation. Don’t spent too much time on introduction making theatrical pauses or trying to connect with your audience in some other creative ways if that leaves you no time for presenting your conclusion properly. It would be a great idea to practice presenting out loud at home. In such a way, you will see how much time it takes you to do it.
All in all, writing a presentation is not that difficult if you have a clear plan of what you need to do. We hope you’ll find these pieces of advice useful.