I hope that they have downloaded and read the article “Speak with Confidence” (pdf) I wrote for the Star newspaper. In this last article before the column “Mind Our English” was discontinued, I provided an overview of all the steps involved in preparing for an oral presentation:
i) gathering information,
ii) organizing ideas - read "How to Kick-Start Your Writing",
iii) choosing visual aids, which may include multimedia technology,
iv) how to rehearse for the big day and
v) having a back-up plan.
The students have proposed topics, fine tuned their ideas, exchanged ideas with their course mates and are raring to go!
Since I have been given sneak peeks and soundbites of their actual presentations, I am most definitely looking forward to their oral presentations next week :D
Believe in yourself: you can do it!!!