Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
[NJIT logo]

Oral Presentations: Mistakes to Avoid

This guide includes information on making effective oral presentations.

10 Mistakes

By Ian Henderson

 1. Too long
 2. Too monotonous
 3. Too reliant on powerpoint
 4.  Lack rapport with the audience
 5.  No purpose
 6.  No hook
 7.  No clear structure
 8.  Not knowing the material
 9.  Not enough or too much movement
10. A weak close

How to Avoid Them

Subject Guide

NJIT Librarians's picture
NJIT Librarians
Contact:
Research Help Chat Hours:
* Mon to Thu, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
* Fri, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
* Sat Sun, not available
Website

New Jersey Institute of Technology 
University Heights, Newark, New Jersey 07102-1982
(973) 596-3206
Contact Us |  Ask A Librarian | Map & Directions |  A to Z Site Index

Copyrighted 2020 | Robert W. Van Houten Library