Introduction to Presentation Strategies

What you’ll learn to do: explain the purpose of presenting in college and techniques for successful college presentations

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

By the end of this section, you will be able to identify common types of presentation tasks in a college class, including individual and group projects. You will be able to explain how to avoid common pitfalls of visual aids in presentations. You will also identify techniques to reduce anxiety prior to and during presentation delivery.


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