A confident presentation relies on your preparation, both in terms of producing the visual elements of your work and practicing the delivery.
If your presentation is paired with a poster or panels, give yourself time to plan the production ahead and test print your work.
Being able to put your poster or panel on the wall and stand back and look at it will give you a better understanding of what needs improvement.
In the design of your poster or panels, some common tips include:
When you are preparing what you will say, look for opportunities to link spoken and visual elements of your presentation and build your story and argument.
Then, practice purposefully with a friend. You might also want to film yourself, to see how your body language could be used to enhance your presentation.
Prepare prompts for yourself on small cue cards, rather than reading aloud directly from notes or keeping notes on your phone.
When you need to deal with questions and feedback:
The benefits of group work include being able to discuss ideas with others, sharing the workload across group members, and group members having different skills which complement each other.
To get the most out of working in groups: