Delivering an Oral Presentation
by E Z Aragones
Selecting a Topic
Research and Organization
Things to bear in mind:
1. Use a combination of books as well as online resources.
2. Make sure to record all the resources that you have used in developing your topic.
3. Follow the proper format in writing your bibliography.
4. Structure your talk to three parts: Introduction, Body of your Talk, then your Conclusion.
5. Use visual aids to support your talk. Make sure that the visuals are clear and relevant.
Practice and Preparation
Things to consider:
1. Vary the way you use your voice. Some points in your presentation might need exaggeration or emphasis.
2. Do not speak too fast. You need to pause in appropriate points in your presentation.
3. Avoid repetitive habits, e.g. rocking from one foot to the other, scratching, etc.
4. Make sure to eye contact with the audience.
5. Aim to appear relaxed and confident.
6. Make sure not to read your notes word for word. You can use your cue cards to remind you of your key points but you need to elaborate appropriately without your notes.
Preparation Timeline for 8 Silver
February 5 (Friday) - Clarification and approval of the topic, start researching
February 8 (Monday) - Clarification of expectations and criteria for an oral presentation.
Contextualization of the topic on "holocaust"
Homework: Continue gathering information about your topic
February 11 (Thursday) - Research on one period, start organizing information
February 12 (Friday) - Finalizing organization of information, creating a Google Slides
for the presentation, working on the bibliography, complete
February 17 (Weds) - Oral Presentation Assessment (Periods 2 and 3). Make sure to