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1, 2, 3: How to bring order to your presentation
Language and structure

In order to get your audience enthusiastic about your topic, you should not only make sure that you choose an understandable language, but also that your presentation follows a clear structure. Here we show you how you can bring structure to your presentation.
  • The purpose of the introduction is to make it clear to your audience what you are about and to make sure that they are happy to listen to you. Make sure that the introduction is neither too long nor too short.


    Saying "hello" first is a good idea! You can also introduce yourself - but of course only if your audience doesn't know you yet.

    Create a positive atmosphere

    So that people feel like listening to you, you should create a good mood, especially at the beginning, e.g. by saying that you are happy to be able to show them something exciting now.

    to arouse interest

    This is the most important thing: At the beginning, your listeners want to know why they should pay you attention. So show them briefly why your topic is exciting for them too!

    Introduce key questions

    At the beginning of your presentation there is a question, in a nutshell: What is it all about?

    Outlook on the presentation

    Especially with longer presentations, it helps your audience if you present them with a rough timetable for your presentation. This can happen, for example, using a slide with an outline. But that is not an obligation!

  • The main part deals with the nitty-gritty: Your key question now gets an answer! Try to divide this part into clear units.

    Arguing / reasoning

    After a good presentation, your audience will know more than before. Therefore, you have to justify your answer with good arguments. Make sure that you link your arguments with one another so that many individual parts become a whole!

    Draw attention

    If you already sparked interest in your introduction, then you are on the right track. In the main part, you should therefore make sure that your audience stays with them. Examples and experiments can help you with this.


    In the main part it can get complicated quickly. Examples will help you ensure that your audience does not drop out, but always understands what you are talking about.


    A good explanation also includes showing something. Experiments can be particularly helpful because your audience can see what you are about.

  • Is that it? Now it's time to close the sack. A good presentation doesn't just stop, it helps the audience to classify what they have heard at the end. You can do the following:


    Sure, you should summarize the most important points of your presentation again, briefly and concisely - this way your audience can remember it better.

    Outlook / forecast

    With some topics you should also take a quick look into the future. Talked about plastic litter in the ocean? What statements about the future can be made based on your presentation?


    Important topics can also be ended with an appeal. After hearing your presentation, should the audience think and act differently? Then now is the time to say that!

    Thank you & questions

    Depending on the occasion, you can thank the audience for their attention or open the space for questions and discussions.

The common thread for download

In order for the content of a presentation to reach the audience, it should have a meaningful structure, i.e. it should follow a common thread. In our latest material, this structure is a bit mixed up - now your presentation knowledge is required!

Simply download the material to print out here. So that every term has a suitable explanation on the back, you have to fold the printout in half and glue it together so that the front and back are printed. Now cut out the cards and put the red thread back in the right order. Explanations of the individual parts of a presentation on the back of the cards will help you. Have fun!

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