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15 minute presentation on unknown topic 🙁

15 minute presentation on unknown topic 🙁


I have just been told that I am to do a 15 minute presentation on a topic I will not know until I arrive for the interview, and I will be given only 15 minutes preparation time. How can I make best use of this? More to the point, how can I turn it into my advantage?
Any help would be brilliant.

my advise to you, other than knowing the basics of presenting a topic like starting with a brief introduction then moving smoothly to classifications, types ,etc ending with a summery and conclusion,
I want you to think of several topics and start presenting them either in front of a good friend or video-tape yourself and keep practice until you satisfied
The idea is not the topic itself.. It is how to present
if you know and practice the basic principles of how to present, any topic will be easy
good luck

A few tips

It is always a good idea to have a few quotations handy. Try to search for some websites that you can access on your mobile phone browser or laptop during your preparation time.

Secondly, speaking slowly and clearly is very important – especially since you might be nervous. Talking slowly will actually give you time to think in between and to communicate clearly what you want to say.

Thirdly, try to engage the audience at some point – by either asking questions or be telling a story and by making eye contact . As soon as they buy into your presentation or feel engaged in it, their responses will be encouraging and inspiring for you.

Perhaps you can arrive with a blank template on how you would like to proceed and just fill in the details as you go. Like
1) Introduction and quotation.
2) Some statistics and facts.
3) A story
4) Questions for the audience.
5) More facts and information
6) Conclusion

Good luck!


Published On: 24th Oct 2015

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