During this week, we continued to work on our "What is Literature?" presentations. Many groups in the class have started to work on their actual presentation. My group is one of those who have started their presentation. We are still working on it, since we only started it a few days ago. While we work on the presentation, we are trying to put it together in a smooth manner that transitions well into each thing we talk about.
It is important to have smooth transitions link things together so that the presentation is easy to follow and is not choppy. This will help the audience to be more interested in what is being said, and they will be less likely to be confused.
It is equally important for the presenter to actually talk about the topic, and not to read from the presentation. When the speaker only reads about their topic from the presentation, they are not really showing their knowledge about the subject, they are merely showing the audience the information they have found. Reading what is on the slide is the same as just showing the presentation to the audience and not even saying anything about it.
Smooth transitions, and not reading the slides are both very important in order to really grab the audience's attention. Without those two crucial parts of the presentation, the audience will not be as interested and they will not get as much out of the presentation as they would with smooth transitions and if the presenter did not just read the presentation to them.