Good news! Your CV has been identified as a potential fit the role and you’ve been invited for an interview. This isn’t just a normal interview though, you’re required to produce a presentation. Don’t worry, it’s normal to feel nervous to do a presentation, especially if you’re not used to them. We’ve got a few tips for you to ensure you can have a successful outcome.
Before a presentation, preparation is key. A few things to do before finalising your presentation, would be to:
Prepare: This goes without saying. You need to prepare the material you need for your presentation. Take into account who you will be presenting to and the subject of the presentation.
Have a structure: Your presentation may be a little easier if there’s a structure to it. This may help you to keep on top of it in an organised fashion.
Design: Ensure your presentation looks as good as it sounds. Gain your audiences’ attention on-screen as well as off-screen. Microsoft PowerPoint is a good tool to help you prepare.
Practice: Practice before you present. This will help you feel more confident and ready. Perhaps gather some friends and family to present to.
No matter how many presentations you have done, the thought of it can be intimidating. However, with these tips, we think there’s a good chance of success.
Download our guide on Delivering Interview Presentations, for additional guidance.