How to Prepare an Oral Presentation for My Family and My Life

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Oral presentations are often important parts of education because not only do they provide a chance for students to develop and create a speech, they also allow students to express themselves, take pride in their families and personal lives and be proud of who they are. Creating an oral presentation about your family and personal life lets you take control over what people think of you and allows you to present yourself in a more meaningful light.

1 Review the requirements

Review the requirements for the oral presentation on your syllabus or project sheet. Highlight or jot down the length or amount of time your presentation should be, what information should be included and whether or not you are required to use visual aids. Having this information handy will help you develop your oral presentation fully.

2 Write a short description of your family

Write a short description of your family, and include a few talking points about each member. The family portion of your oral presentation should include the names and ages of the people you live with, as well as a few facts about each of them such as what they do for a living or what grade in school they are.

3 Include a few

Include a few captivating facts about your family in general. Do you have pets? Is there a particular vacation that you take every year? Does your family do something together, like a weekly game night, that you think is unique? Add in a few details about something your family does or something about your family that makes it stand out from all of the other families.

4 Talk a little bit about your ethnicity and your background

Talk a little bit about your ethnicity and your background, especially if that is important to your family and your life in general. You don't have to include information like religion or ethnicity, but you can if it is important to you and you want to include it.

5 Move on to information

Move on to information about your life. Most of your class will know about you and how you are in school, so prepare information about your personal life, such as your hobbies, your favorite sports or games, or even what you would like to be when you grow up.

Terrance Karter has served as a reporter, reviewer and columnist for "The Exponent," as well as a contributor to the "Shelterbelt," both based in northeast South Dakota. Karter holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Northern State University in South Dakota.