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An orator is a good man skilled in speaking.
Cato, 234 -149 BCE
Roman statesman

Classroom learning series

Presenting projects in the classroom

Basic content:

  • Build your topic from a few main ideas
    State where you are going and what you will prove
  • Know your audience: where are they coming from?
    Cover mutual ground as a starting point
    Use familiar vocabulary to begin; introduce and define new concepts gradually
    Adapt the presentation's goals with the interests of your audience
    Treat each audience as a unique group
  • Convince them with facts and logic
    Demonstrate that you know what you are talking about, but on their level!
  • Review and summarize in your conclusion
    Summarize what you've told them
    Check for comprehension
  • Leave time for questions and discussion
    Follow up with options so audience can contact you

This practice session will identify tips on
presenting your project, and yourself, more effectively:

  1. Think positively!
  2. Know your material
  3. Familiarize yourself with the room and technology you will use
  4. Know your audience
  5. Think about the message
  6. Visualize yourself succeeding
  7. Don't apologize for what the audience may not even notice!
  8. Relax
  9. Realize success
  10. Think in terms of building experience in presenting projects

Assignment links

Completing a class assignment | Organizing challenging projects |
Project management (.pdf organizing form) | Developing case studies |
Spreadsheets and budgets | Setting your (school) budget |
Presenting projects/speeches | Public speaking |
Presenting your positive image/brand | Public speaking match game