You will need to look at your assessment criteria and/or marking rubric to see what you are required to do in your presentation. Some of the information to help you in your planning will include:
Is it an individual or group presentation?
What is the topic to be covered?
Is there a time limit for the presentation as a whole and/or per speaker?
What visual aids can be used?
What is the purpose of the presentation? Are you informing the audience? Are you leading a discussion? Are you summarising a topic? Presenting an argued point of view?
All oral presentations should be carefully prepared. Just as you would plan a piece of writing, you should also plan what to include in a presentation.
First, think about:
Then, as with any good assessment task:
You will need to think about how all of your information fits together and how it will be organised for your presentation. Think of the structure as having the same sections as an essay or report.
In most presentations the way you deliver the content will also contribute to your final grade, so there are a few things to consider.
Prepare a few questions you can ask the audience:
View this website for some helpful instructions and some great short videos on considering your audience.