The thought of doing a presentation in an interview you’re already nervous for, can be daunting. Some people may be comfortable wit it, others not so comfortable.
There are various methods of practice you can undertake to be prepared and ready to deliver a presentation, we’ll share some with you in this blog.
Prepare Your Presentation
Preparation is key. Your interview success may be heavily dependant on how your interviewer sees your presentation. To put yourself in the best position to succeed, prepare well. Carefully think about the messages you want to get across to your audience during the presentation. Consider the following:
- Who will you be presenting to? Potential colleague? Someone senior?
- What will the subject of the presentation be on?
- How long will the presentation be?
Find answers to these questions and prepare your presentation around it.
Find The Right Structure
Setting out the structure of your presentation will bring you great benefit. This will help you stay on top of your presentation and it will be easier for the audience to follow you. A clear introduction, followed by a compelling argument and memorable conclusion. You could even throw in some examples to back up any points you make. Perhaps include example of if you were in the new position, how you would go about solving issues. This will display your proactive nature.
Practice Your Presentation
Practice, practice and more practice. This is a great way to help you become familiar with your presentation. Ensure that you are happy with your design and the slides within the presentation and aim to make any changes well ahead of presentation day. You may prefer practicing alone, but it could be worth practicing in front of family and friends to get used to the feeling. They could also provide you with feedback. Any information visible on your slides or you are giving out at the end of the interview, make sure it is clear and easy to understand.