Introduction to Presentation Strategies

Photo of a woman standing in front of a windowed wall lined with clay pots. She is gesturing, holding a large sheet of paper in her hand, and standing near an easel with landscape drawings on it

The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance.

—Ruth Gordon, actress and playwright

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify common types of presentation tasks in a college class and their purposes
  • Identify techniques to avoid common pitfalls and reduce anxiety to deliver an effective presentation


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