Some tips for a good Oral Presentation
You will have a limited amount of time for your presentation (usually 10-15 minutes total). Therefore, it is very important to use that time well. You will want to impress your judges with your project, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm. All people are affected in one way or another by the way we look, the way we talk, and the way we act. Adults are usually impressed with good manners and nice cloths. Here are some tips:
- Wear your best clothes. Really dress up!
- Stand up straight on both feet when a judge approaches your project. Don't sway from foot to foot.
- Stand to the side of your exhibit so the judge can get a good look at your project.
- Look straight into the eyes of your judges. Pay attention to each of your judges.
- Get the judges involved in your project. Let them hold your research paper, notebook, or apparatus. Point out charts, graphs, and photos.
- DO NOT CHEW GUM OR CANDY!
- Speak loudly enough to be heard clearly.
- Be Polite!
- Remember, the judge is not trying to "trip you up", but wants to know all about your project. You might know more about your topic than the Judge! That's okay - the more you know, the better you will be able to answer any questions the Judge might have!
An excellent way to prepare for the Science Fair Event is to practice your Oral Presentation in front of family or friends. Invite them over and demonstrate for them what you have done! You have worked hard and learned lots, so why not share your knowledge with others?