The 17 Stages Of Every Oral Presentation

For many of us, speeches were the most-dreaded of all school assignments.

1. Walking up to the front of the class as slowly as possible, only for your teacher to tell you to hurry up

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2. Bribing the audience to like you by providing food

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3. Not knowing where to look

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4. But when you find a focal point, you stare it down with all your power

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5. When you drop your notes

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6. Or drop an f-bomb…

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7. When you assign your most unreliable friend to be on powerpoint duty

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8. And they click at the wrong times

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9. Telling a joke and receiving a mute response

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10. Or hearing laughter in the middle of your very serious speech

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11. When the teacher tells you to wrap it up and you still have two paragraphs left

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12. So you just read the last sentence in an attempt to make a conclusion

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13. But the class notices and they’re like

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14. The best part is always the clapping when its over

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15. Until… ‘Comments? Questions?’

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16. Finally you get to sit down and relax…

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17. ….Until marks come out

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