Chapter 11

How to give a great presentation

To assess your self-confidence, ability to communicate and ability to handle a mini-project, some organisations may ask you to make a short presentation, either to a group of managers or, for very senior positions, to the board of directors. Others incorporate a presentation into their assessment centre exercises.

The subject can vary – debating the pros and cons of such topics as e-commerce or mobile communications, or you may be asked to present a mini-marketing plan for one of the company’s products. They may even leave the choice of subject to you. If this happens do not pick ‘Where I took my holiday’ or ‘My hobby’. Do choose a business-related subject that you know something about. The time you ...

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