A Student's Guide to Presentations: Making your Presentation Count

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SAGE, Sep 27, 2007 - Education - 176 pages
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Are you daunted by the prospect of doing a presentation or just keen to improve your presentation skills?

This book gives you a detailed guide to the preparation and delivery of both individual and group presentations. It takes you through all the practical stages necessary to complete a presentation and obtain excellent marks.

Key features include:

  • Real life examples illustrating effective presentation techniques
  • Helpful tips and illustrations throughout
  • A 10 step guide to preparing your presentation
  • Tips on using PowerPoint effectively
  • A companion website complete with a student resource centre.

Written in a clear and accessible style this book is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have to conduct graded presentations.

Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/chiversandshoolbred for free online support resources.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!


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1 Why do a Presentation?
2 What Makes an Effective Presentation?
3 Improving Individual Performance
4 Presenting as Part of a Group
5 Ten Steps for Preparing your Presentation
6 Understanding your Audience
7 Developing Content and Structure
8 Creating Audiovisual Aids and Handouts
10 Learning from Presentations
11 Delivering a Presentation as Part of an Interview
Appendix 1 Presenting Numbers Effectively
Appendix 2 Copyright and Plagiarism
Appendix 3 Presentation Skills Guidelines

9 Using PowerPoint Effectively

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Page i - SAGE Essential Study Skills Essential Study Skills is a series of books designed to help students and newly qualified professionals to develop their skills, capabilities, attitudes and qualities so that they can apply them intelligently and in ways which will benefit them on their courses and careers. The series includes accessible and user-friendly guides to improving a range of essential life-long skills and abilities in a variety of areas, including: writing essays and reports * numeracy •...
Page viii - Introduction If you are a student in further or higher education and are sometimes asked to deliver presentations, you will find this book useful.

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