How to prepare and deliver a good presentation : general principles for success

Stonehouse, DP 2018, 'How to prepare and deliver a good presentation : general principles for success' , British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 12 (8) , pp. 394-397.

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The author has more than 14 years' experience in higher education, supporting students in delivering presentations for assessment and in marking across all levels up to masters, and as an external examiner. This article examines and highlights the general principles that will assist the student in writing, preparing and delivering a successful presentation. Standing up in front of your peers, tutors, or interviewers can be one of the most stressful things students and job applicants face.

The aim of this article is to give advice and encouragement to the student, thereby hopefully reducing some of the stress that presentations cause.

Areas such as the length of the presentation, structure and content, maintaining confidentiality, referencing, presentation marking criteria, spelling and grammar, font size and clutter, animation and colour, individual or group presentations, poster presentations, preparing for questions, audience participation, notes and handouts, confidence and body language, and feedback will be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
ISSN: 2052-4420
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 09:58
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 00:09

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