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Oral presentation without use of computer or PowerPoint

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Employment, Jobseeking & Training
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Employment, Jobseeking & Training
Hi I need some tips desperately please!
I have to do a 5 minute oral presentation for a job interview without use of a computer or PowerPoint!
Has anyone got tips on what will be expected?
I also have to provide a handout of my presentation to give to the panel - any tips on that would also be appreciated.
The subject is pretty difficult to cover in 5 mins!
I haven't done a presentation since 1996 !
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  • Whats the subject?
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    Whats the subject?
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    Can you use any audio visual aid?
  • agrinnallagrinnall
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    I had to do this at an interview, I prepared a few bullet points for myself and just spoke about the subject, the handout was an expanded version of the notes. Of course, it may well have been rubbish because I didn't get the job, good luck with yours!
  • The subject is The Role of the Health Visitor - I'm applying to train as a Health Visitor
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    Have you got access to a whiteboard/blackboard/marker? Otherwise, can you use any other visual aids? Bring in props etc?

    Depends on what the subject is really.
  • As far as I know there is nothing available to use
    Aarrrgggghh!
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  • misskoolmisskool Forumite
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    As far as I know there is nothing available to use
    Aarrrgggghh!

    Bring some props or use the interviewer as the prop. Pretend the interviewer is the person you are visiting.

    I think they want to see how you would perform in a real-life situation rather than hide behind the pc as it's a job that will require a lot of interaction.
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    Can you produce/print something A3 & then get it comb binded at a local stationers? Then you could have your own easily flipped presentation chart
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  • cleggiecleggie Forumite
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    How about involving role play with the audience.
    Maybe have someone play the role of a parent you have come to visit, and you could demonstrate what you would do (you would have to think up a suitable 'problem' and instruct them to play that role)?

    I would try to make it as interactive as possible, make it memorable by getting them involved.
  • marybelle01marybelle01 Forumite
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    It's a five minute presentation, not a thesis. Producing ringbinders and props are not required. The interviewers are looking for some well-ordered and prioritised bullet points and nothing more. A summary hand out of your points would be a good addition, but nothing more is required and more won't score you points.

    You need three, no more than four points on what you think are the important points on the role of a health visitor. Try listing out everything you can think of, group things that link together and think which 3/4 points are most vital. So, for example, a professional attitude - neat, tidy, presentable, knowledgeable etc. Reassuring - listening and communication skills, making sure that you have dealt with concerns and worries etc. A lot of social care professions are now looking for people who are flexible and able to work well / link with others - so maybe something about making sure that things that "aren't your job" are referred to appropriate other agencies and professinals (someone struggling with money may need a benefit check, for example).

    It is almost certain that part of the test is about clear communication in limited time - so don't try to throw in the kitchen sink, don't rush and don't garble. Try out the presentation several times before the actual interview so you are word perfect before you get there.
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