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06/04/2019
If your child gets nervous and stressed out when faced with a class presentation, this can negatively affect their grade. To help them prepare an awesome presentation, teach them these simple tips.



Teach Your Child to Give a Great Presentation

If your child panics at the thought of giving a class presentation, they're not alone. Many students dread having to stand in front of a class full of their peers and present a topic. Luckily, with experience and preparation, this can only get easier. To help your child make their next class presentation be their best one yet, teach them these presentation tips.

Structure the Presentation Properly

Your child's presentation should be properly structured so that it makes sense. Like an essay, it should have a beginning, middle, and end. The beginning of your child's presentation should introduce their topic and give a general overview of what they will be talking about during their presentation. If they don't know the audience members, this is also when they should briefly introduce themselves. Once their introduction is complete, it's time to move into the body of their presentation. This should be the longest part of their presentation because it's where they will go into detail about their topic. To end their presentation smoothly, your child should include a conclusion that ties everything together. Once they're done presenting, they should also be ready to answer a couple of questions.

Learn the Material Thoroughly

An important part of a presentation is the visual aid your child will use as support. While your child may be tempted to cram some slides full of text so that they don't forget anything, this isn't the best way to go about this. Instead, your child should learn all of this material thoroughly and use the slides to present only the most important points. This will ensure they don't fall into the trap of reading the information from the slides to their classmates. Help your child edit down the information they plan to include in their slides and encourage them to make the slides visually appealing and engaging.

Get the Audience's Attention

No one likes to give a presentation knowing that no one is paying attention to what they're saying. To help your child get the attention of their classmates, work on their stage presence. Your child should reflect their confidence through their posture by standing tall. If they've learned their presentation completely, this will also give them more confidence as they speak. Remind your child to not hide behind a desk or podium and instead encourage them to walk around the space they're given. Confident steps and eye contact with the audience will help them appear more confident and self-assured. Give your child the help they need to meet their academic goals by enrolling them in tutoring in Torrance. The academic programs offered at The Tutoring Center, Torrance CA can help your child reach their academic best this school year. To learn more about these, contact their tutors at (310) 530-5377.

Pace Yourself

Your child's voice can work to their advantage if they know what to do with it. Help your child practice their presentation voice by first working on their volume. They should speak loud enough for everyone in the classroom to hear them without actually shouting. Next, work on their pace. Since students tend to get nervous before presenting and want to get through it as fast as possible, many of them will speak super fast. Not only will this let the audience know the presenter is nervous, but it also makes it hard for the audience to understand anything from the presentation. Finally, remind your child to put an emphasis on certain words that are more important. Not only will this help highlight important parts, but it will also ensure their presentation isn't monotone and boring.

Practice Your Presentation With an Audience

Before the big day, make time for your child to practice their presentation all the way through with an audience. Your family is the perfect audience for your child to practice with since you can give feedback and help them improve different parts of their final work. After a couple of run-throughs, your child will be prepared to give a great presentation.

Academic Tutoring in Torrance, CA

Tutoring in Torrance, CA may be just what your child needs to reach their academic goals this school year. To learn all about the academic programs offered at The Tutoring Center, Torrance CA and how these can help your child succeed, contact their tutors at (310) 530-5377. Don't forget to ask about your free diagnostic assessment!

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