10 Useful Tips for Your PCTO Presentation

There is less and less time left for the oral exam for the 2022 baccalaureate degree, which will accompany the two written tests and will have a maximum score of 25 points. Within the latter, which will start from the analysis of a material proposed by the Commission and which will serve to begin to make the different interdisciplinary connections with the rest of the subjects, a specific moment is reserved for the presentation of what is has done during the PCTO experience. This presentation can be done through a report or multimedia content such as a Power Point. Here are 10 tips which will be useful to present it to the fullest.

Choose whether to write a report or create media content

The first step is to choose whether to present your PCTO experience a written report to illustrate to the Commission or through multimedia content such as a Power Point. Keep in mind that it is important to choose a format that is not too long also because it would be impossible to expose in a few minutes. Probably the usual term paper in Word format a Power Point multimedia presentation is preferable where with a few synthetic phrases you can create an excellent speech support base.

Make a list of the main concepts

The second step, valid for both the report and the multimedia presentation, is to create a line with the main concepts what you want to talk about in order to manage the space and also the time you have to present your experience.

Get your point across

An essential element that will give a different touch to your presentation is your point of view: within your work you can certainly describe the positive or negative things of your experience and assess whether or not the goals set at the beginning have been achieved, also commenting on how the path could be improved.

The structure where the experiment took place

Another key aspect to focus on is relative structure where he conducted the experiment: you can start talking about what the institution or company where you have worked does, what sector it operates in and what machinery / processes it uses.

The activity of the PCTO

It should be at the center of your report or presentation the description of your PCTO experience where you will be able to illustrate what tasks you have carried out in practice, what role you have been entrusted with and the tutors you have been supported by you. If your work can be documented using some kind of public document that has also been done with your help, you can also cite it.

Use dynamic designs

If you have chosen to make your presentation through a Power Point you can take advantage of it the wide range of designs which puts the program at your disposal and which you can modify for each slide. Among the many, they try to choose the more dynamic than the static in order to keep the viewer’s attention high.

The choice of characters

Other elements that can be useful to keep the attention of the viewer of the presentation are the characters. The classic characters used are: Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial with a size between 10 and 14 with 1.5 line spacing.

Insert images and other visual content

To make your Power Point even more attractive, you can also insert other elements such as graphics, images, movies and audio into the different slides. It is usually best to include photographs taken in situ to emphasize active participation in the activities performed.

Insert animated effects

Another additional element that will surely make your presentation smoother is the one related to effects between slides: The latter are very easy to insert and offer different graphic and visual modes to switch from one slide to another and it is also possible to adjust the duration and possibly the audio to accompany them.

The final review

Do this before concluding your presentation a final review: check that it is short but at the same time well structured and contains all the essential information. Then remember to check how the different effects work in order to avoid problems on the day of the oral interview.

Paolo Di Falco

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