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.
Educators use a process for planning what will occur in class. Then they evaluate the results when put into action by reflecting and collaborating, teachers ensure continual improvement. The PIERS perspective highlights this iterative and ongoing nature of the planning process: Plan, Implement, Evaluate, Reflect, and Share. PIERS will assist with this process.