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Presentations

What is a presentation?

A presentation is a piece of work which is shown and explained to an audience. There are a number of ways to create a presentation using programs such as: PowerPoint, Sway, Prezi and others.

Why do I need to learn this? 

No matter what you study, the ability to present clearly and confidently will be extremely valuable throughout your student life. It is the most transferable of all the skills you will learn at University and the one which will help you succeed in job interviews and throughout your career.

How do I do this?

How you create and deliver a presentation is down to your audience, criteria and style preference. The above tabs explain in more detail: delivering a presentation, PowerPoint, Sway, Prezi, and academic posters. 

Presentation Podcast

Alex from the Skills Team is joined by Diana, a recent Business Management (Marketing) graduate from the University of Derby. In this short podcast, Diana discusses her experience delivering a presentation to a company that she had researched as part of her degree. 

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