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Key Study Skills

Giving oral presentations

Students are often called upon to give oral presentations as part of their studies.  This page provides some key resources on oral presentation skills designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to tackle your next presentation.

Preparation

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After reading Preparing Presentations (on the left), watch this video and identify what makes it an effective presentation.

One way to develop your knowledge about oral presentations is to watch some experienced speakers talking. 

A good place to find a variety of presentations is via TED.  There are a range of presenters and presentation styles - choose some presentations you are interested in and as you watch them think about what is good about their presentation skills (and maybe what you think doesn't work)...