What you present

What you present

For assessment purposes, a group presentation will involve all the group, with someone introducing and concluding the presentation, and individual members each presenting a part of it. You can present information in a variety of ways, but the most popular and effective tend to be by using:

  • a flip-chart
  • a poster
  • PowerPoint presentation
Whichever medium for presentation you use:
  • Keep your words and images clear and simple.
  • Don’t crowd each sheet or slide with detail - just stick to three or four points per sheet (people tend to remember ideas that are presented in clusters of three).
  • Make sure that all the people in all parts of the room can read what you have written.
  • Use bullet points, rather than large blocks of text in sentences.
  • Make sure you present your ideas in a clear sequence.
  • Don’t be afraid to attempt a drawing - you don’t have to be a great artist, and you can make a joke of your efforts. Drawings, can often convey an idea better than words. 
  • Put complicated figures and diagrams on to a handout - don’t attempt to put these on to visual aids.

The Communication module has more detailed hints and tips on presentations and how to manage your nerves.