WHAT IS A VERBAL PRESENTATION?
A verbal presentation is a three minute talk that teams will do to a group of judges. Team should utilise ICT and media to enhance their presentation, for example using a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Teams will deliver their presentations in a dedicated presentation judging room equipped with LCD screen.
WHAT TO INCLUDE
- Engaging and clear communication
- Good introduction, logical structure, balanced timing of content and kept to the time limit
- Good use of visual aids
- Effective participation and contributions by all team members
Content (what you need to talk about)
- The Team/ Teamwork – introduced team members and their roles. A range of teamwork and project organisation aspects were explained i.e., who did what, how did individuals work together to make the project a success, how were problems solved.
- Learning Experiences - team talked about a range of relevant skills and/or values they learnt through doing this project i.e., “Because I did Formula Ethara I now understand or am better at….” Explained how things could be done better next time.
- The Pitch – the team effectively promoted themselves and talked about their unique selling points (USP) i.e., What sets your team apart from the other teams in the competition? What are the team values and aims?
VERBAL PRESENTATION EXAMPLES
- Read the scorecard
- Write a script and learn it
- Practice the presentation as much as possible
- Use ICT to make your presentation more interesting
- Make sure your ICT is working beforehand
- Try not to put too much information/ text on the presentation
- Try to avoid reading from the screen
- Relax, be funny and make yourself memorable
- Make sure you cover the relevant content