What do you want your audience to know, think or feel by the time you've finished the presentation?
- problem/question and solution/answer -
- present a problem and how to resolve it, or a question and its answer
- logical progression -
- present a series of relationships, A relates to B, which relates to C, which relates to D, etc.
- chronological progression -
- present a series of sequential events
- complexity progression -
- show simple ideas, which form the building blocks for more complex ones, which form the basis for yet even more complex ideas, and so on
- cause and effect -
- show how A causes B, C causes D, etc.
- comparison/contrast -
- present a comparison/contrast of different solutions, events, alternatives or ideas
- deductive reasoning -
- show how general principles apply to specific examples
- inductive reasoning -
- show how specific examples prove some general principles
Basic Outline: Introduction, Body, Conclusion.
Introduction: Tell them what you are going to talk about. Body: Talk about it. Conclusion: Tell them what you talked about.
Will you write on a whiteboard? Will you use a computer and an overhead projector?
If you are going to do a demonstration, make sure you prepare and test your demonstration at least twice (and it's a good idea to have a backup plan, in case your visual aids fail). Then, make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes before the meeting to set up your demonstration hardware and make sure it works as planned.