This session could start with a short ice-breaker. To do this you should print one copy of the Pieces of the jigsaw tutor resource for each group and then cut out the rows and ask learners to place them in what they think is the most logical order for a presentation.
Ask the learners to read through the Core presentation structures handout and identify what the key issues are – make a note of these core issues on the flipchart pad so that it can be referred to throughout the session.
The students should complete the first activity outlined on the Worksheet – Strong introductions, main body and conclusions. When this has been completed ask each group to identify two core things that should be covered within the introductory slides.
You can also share with them the following ideas (if they have not raised them):
Begin with an unusual or unexpected fact
Use a strong quotation
Pose an interesting question
Confirm whether there are any issues relating to confidentiality/Chatham house rules
Talk to the group about the importance of the ‘main body’ of the presentation and ask them to identify what they would normally cover in this section, using the scenario on the Worksheet: Strong introductions, main body and conclusions.