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  • The first thing you should do to nail a presentation is to organize and schedule the days in which

  • you wish to work on your assignment.

  • I always recommend at least four days prior to the presentation day, so you can thoroughly

  • prepare your speech and practice until you perfect it.

  • Save those days to work hard on your assignments and you will feel much more confident during your public speech.

  • You should break down your assignment into smaller tasks and divide them between the remaining days.

  • We will speak now on the things you should work during that time.

  • In your first day you should read and study the materials that are the groundwork of your speech.

  • Skim lightly through the text and then analyse it more thoroughly, annotating the major arguments,

  • and most relevant aspects of the author’s dissertation.

  • This first analysis of the text is very important, as it lets you understand the overall framework of the thesis

  • and the main themes of whatever you are going to talk about.

  • Make sure you understand the basis of your presentation well, before moving on and starting creating your speech.

  • While you analyse the text, make sure to use external resources to further complete your knowledge on the subject.

  • If you come across any words that you feel unsure about its meaning, don’t forget to

  • check out a dictionary and research on the subject.

  • There’s nothing worse than incorporating an unknown term during a public speech and

  • being called out on it.

  • In the second day, you should start preparing the outline of your speech.

  • This is where your creativity will come acrossafter understanding the materials, you

  • now have the freedom to create your presentation, choosing in which order you want to present different ideas

  • and premises and the manner in which you will use to explain them;

  • either by formally define your subject or by giving illustrative examples of whatever you are talking about.

  • In the third day I formally draft my final speech.

  • I normally type it down so I can re-arrange it as I go along and I will consult

  • the to-do list I made the day before to make sure I can include all the topics I wish to talk about in my presentation.

  • What I normally do is creating an extensive, thorough text, in which I will base my presentation

  • and number each paragraph, in bullet form.

  • Afterwards, I will create a simple outline with numbered topicsand each number represents

  • a paragraph from the extensive document.

  • When I speak in public, I like to have that outline in front of me, to help me as I go along.

  • If I read a topic from the outline and forget what I had to talk about, referring to that

  • topic, I will just quickly jump to the other document, using the number I wrote to identify the paragraph

  • to refresh my memory.

  • In the last day, I will only practice my presentation.

  • My analysis is complete, I am absolutely certain about the structure of the speech

  • and now I just need to make sure I can present it adequately without forgetting any of the major topics.

  • In order to practice, I will set an alarm for the amount of time the lecture gave us

  • or the time I think is effective to present whatever I will be talking about.

  • Using a timer is the best method to make sure you are talking at a good pace and assessing the fluidity of your speech.

  • If you talk for too long, you will lose your audience but if you are presentation is too short

  • you risk delivering a poor approach on the subject.

  • The usage of a timer and speaking out loud will also let you assess whether certain parts

  • of your speech are useful or not.

  • I normally tend to cut down almost 20% of my speech during this last day

  • because I normally find tons of information unnecessary or just plain boring.

  • This is also a principle that applies to essays and other written assignmentsmake sure

  • the content of your work is just enough to deliver but without giving unnecessary details.

  • I hope youve enjoyed this video!

  • Don’t forget to subscribe and I will see you next week.

  • Bye

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