The basic components of a presentation are:
- the basic goal of your presentation: develop your presentation's topic to a few main ideas.
- audience characteristics and knowledge base: try to appeal to the interests of the audience (most likely your fellow classmates).
- thesis statement: yes! you need these for presentations, too! State what the point of the presentation is, and what you are going to prove (or argue).
- argument: present facts to back up your argument. Be convincing. Present your evidence clearly and logically.
- review and summary: summarize what you've presented, answer any questions.
Techniques for Delivery:
Use personal pronouns in your delivery. Maintain eye contact with your audience. Use a conversational voice. Use transitions to signal the audience that you're moving on to a new idea. Direct questions at your audience to get them more involved. Leave time for questions, and invite feedback.