Fun Ways to Present an Oral Presentation

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Oral presentations are a staple of modern organizations. All too often, such presentations are flat and uninspired, delivered in a droning monotone far longer than necessary. As a result, tiny nuggets of important information get buried in a sea of irrelevance. Fun oral presentations capture the audience's attention and keep the focus on key information.

1 Slide Presentations

Slide presentation software is an effective way to customize your presentation to make it more fun, interesting, memorable and suitable for your audience. The software is easy to use and allows you to upload interesting images and content to illustrate the lecture. Slide presentation software products provide bullet points and graphics to support your lecture. Do not overwhelm your audience with too much slide show content, especially if it repeats what you are delivering orally.

2 Video Clips

Video clips add context, character and atmosphere to an oral presentation and can be embedded in slide show presentations to add interest. Prepare links to online video clips and other video content in advance. When using video clips, it is important to have a back up plan in case a technology glitch prevents you from using them in your presentation.

3 Character

Doing oral presentations "in character" may not be the best approach for formal business presentations, but it can work well in educational settings. Period costumes, accents and characterizing presentation topics make for fun oral presentations. For example, you could dress up as a soldier to do a presentation about previous wars, or as a historical figure like Charles Lindbergh, to do a presentation about the history of flight. Doing oral presentations in character takes courage, but can make your presentation memorable.

Ploni Almoni began writing professionally in 1990. Since then, he has published widely in scholarly journals such as "Slavic Review," "Transcultural Psychiatry" and "Thought and Action." Almoni earned a Doctor of Philosophy in history from the University of Toronto.