10 Tips: Perfecting Your Presentation

Letitia Oglesby
August, 2023

perfecting your presentation

Your ability to deliver a compelling presentation, and one that stands-out, is one of the deciding factors when interviewing for a role.

Perfecting your presentation technique can set you apart from other interviewees, and here are our tips to help!



 ⒈ Make sure you fully understand the task assigned, and what the client/interviewer is looking to see. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you are unsure – this shows your commitment to getting this right, and attention to detail.

⒉ Make a plan before diving in. Break the task down into smaller steps and create a timeline to manage your time efficiently.

⒊ Get creative! While the most important bit Is the information, adding your own creative flair can help you stand out – visuals, storytelling, etc. Also, think about innovative ways you can approach the task, without compromising clear objectives.

⒋ Pay extra attention to the details of the task – double check errors, inconsistencies or anything that might be missed.

⒌ Make sure you understand and highlight how the task aligns with the companies’ goals or industry trends. Provide evidence-based research around the how and your why! It will show your understanding of the bigger picture.

⒍ Show off your problem-solving skills. If the task involves overcoming challenges, explain your thought process during the presentation to showcase your analytical thinking.

⒎ Perfect your communication skills. Make sure you are being clear and concise when presenting your task. Avoid using jargon or terminology they may not understand.

⒏ Where possible, provide measurable results – it’s important they see the potential outcome of an investment whether time or money, and shows you’re results oriented.

Practice! In the run up, try it out on a family member or friend – it helps to retain information and means you can explain your process and way of thinking more confidently.

10. Always and I mean ALWAYS, make time for a Q&A – they might have some concerns to raise that you can iron out, or some expansion on some great ideas raised.

If you want more advice on perfecting your presentation, get in touch with letitia@elizabethnorman.com

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