During your University career, it is inevitable that you will be asked to make some form of presentation, assessed or otherwise, in front of a seminar or tutorial group. Far from being the fiendish exercises in public humiliation that some might believe them to be, such presentations are, in fact, prescribed with the goal of helping you to acquire one of the transferable skills that you will require both to obtain and perform a future job.
As intimidating as you might find the classroom environment, an audience consisting of affable peers and a benevolent tutor is still far more welcoming than the impassive panel of suited interviewers or the room full of impatient blue-chip clients that you will be facing in a few short years.
For this reason, it is very much in your interest to view every presentation not as a burden, but as an opportunity to acquire, practice and hone the techniques which will help you to approach future ordeals with confidence. In the same way, observing your peers' presentations will help you to recognise common weaknesses and flaws, so that you can seek to eradicate them from your own presentations.
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