It’s likely that, at some point in your career, you’ll be asked to create and present a professional presentation. To help you practise these skills, you may be lucky enough to create a presentation as one of your assessments. You may be asked to create a PowerPoint, and even add audio of you presenting it. As with any assessment, you should look carefully at the assessment task and resources before you plan and create your presentation.
Step 1: Your first step when you’re given any kind of assessment is always the same. Before you get started, you will analyse the assessment task and create a plan. Visit our Assessment Planning page for more information.
Step 2: Your next step is to research your assessment. Visit our Research page for more information.
Step 3: Once you have planned and researched your presentation, you can get started.
You are expected to incorporate course content and research into your presentations as evidence to support your ideas.
Here’s an example that works through the steps to help you integrate course content into your presentations.
Step 1: Read the assessment question carefully and check the marking rubric so you know what your facilitator is looking for. We’ll work with a sample assessment question:
Sample Assessment: Holly Parata just got a job as the team leader of the paint section at her local hardware store. Knowing what she does about team formation, Holly realises that her team is not performing as it should be. Holly‘s manager has asked her to create a 10 slide PowerPoint to present in her next team meeting. She has been asked to:
Step 2: Go to your course and find the section of the course that the assessment is referring to. This may be mentioned in the task itself, or you may need to go into the course and find the relevant section.
In this case, you’re looking for key words such as team formation.
Step 3: Re-read or skim the course section and find the information you need to answer the question. For this example, let’s pretend you’ve found some information about team formation by an academic called Jane Buckler.
Step 4: You are now ready to apply Buckler’s model into your presentation. Here’s an example of how you may do it.