Often students approach oral presentations without a scaffold or structure to assist them to get started much less excel. Some simple parameters will assist them to step back and reflect on the process more than just the performance. For each presentation, students can prepare by considering their conceptions, costs, and consequences.
This article examines the preparation for an oral presentation, six areas of concerns are discussed as preparation for the production of effective presentations that include: Scope, Content, Role, Intent, Purpose, and Target.
Introduction “The whole world is a stage, and all the men and women merely actors. They have their exits and their entrances, and in his lifetime a man will play many parts” William Shakespeare Perhaps we do not see our…
Rather than prescribe a method for oral presentations, this article begins by examining the conception that all presentations, both written and oral, seek to tell a story. It then presents the idea of the moment of the performance as a more involved view of this activity. Then, the production is facilitated by considering the Message, Medium, and Moment of the performance.
I have spent many years investigating effective instruction around oral presentations supported by modern educational tools and have found a dearth of materials and studies. This article presents a key recurring observation about the way we teach oral presentations. Students must be our starting point, and be provided with very general reflective tools and structures applicable to a wide variety of situations in order to facilitate them attaining their own goals successfully.