Presentation Skills

As you develop your IOP you will need to work on improving your presentation skills – afterall, they are assessed too!

Check this guide from the University of New South Wales. There are also great links on the right hand side of that page.

Topics we have discussed so far:



Elements of a good presentation (while its happening)

Referencing during a presentation

Consider this example:

This sonnet was written in anuary 1818 and contatins Keat’s thoughts as he sits down to read “King Lear” again.

In the opening lines here he dismisses the idea of “Romance”, expressing his ideas through a variety of images.

O golden-tongued Romance with serene lute!
Fair plumed Syren! Queen of far away!
Leave melodizing on this wintry day,
Shut up thine olden pages, and be mute:
Adieu! for once again the fierce dispute,
Betwixt damnation and impassion’d clay
Must I burn through; once more humbly assay
The bitter-sweet of this Shakespearian fruit.

He personifies romance as “golden-tongued”, referring here to a kind of self-indulgent writing which has lured him in the past. Note the use of “Syren”, in mythology a bewitching figure.

What errors has the presenter made?


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