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3rd February 2010, 11:02 AM #16
Keep the presentation simple & to the point; not too many words, it is supposed to be visual. Don't read from the screen..... avoid using all the wizzy things products like Powerpoint can do or your audience will sit in nervous anticipation of the next special effect rather than listening to what you have to say!
5 minutes is not very long for a presentation, be absolutely ruthless about what you put on any slides, you might find even 2-3 slides is too many, so think very carefully about what you want to say, the time will be over in a flash. Good luck
3rd February 2010, 11:10 AM #17
Also should of said for 5 mins pres do not user a powerpoint sorry no need to and will look very unprofessional if you do use it.
To be honest people should be able to speak for 5 mins with out holding onto crutch that is powerpoint.
3rd February 2010, 11:23 AM #18
I agree Russ but they may be expecting a powerpoint to see what he's like with technology.
When I had my interview, I finished by saying that my aim was for teachers at the High School to be able to recognise our ex-pupils by their ICT skills. That went down well and I can safely say it's true
Concentrate on the areas that you believe in, your enthusiasm will show through.
If you are going to do a PPS, call them beforehand and ask what the facilities are. Is it relatively easy to plug in a stick. What version is it. If you have your own laptop, then take that just in case.
3rd February 2010, 11:43 AM #19
What does the job description say - are you there to provide technical help at all times for music and drama? If (as is probable) not, tell the interview panel what systems you will put in place so the pupils can do lighting / sound / editing themselves, without relying on you to do it for them.
Originally Posted by neilmc
3rd February 2010, 11:44 AM #20
I agree that they may be looking to see if someone is comfortable with using technology in a teaching environment.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
And that is the advice I give to any Trainee teachers when they are going for an interview and they are doing a lesson plan involving technology. Different schools have different setups and providing alternatives shows that you can see technology can be used in different ways(and prepare for those times things don't quite go as planned )
3rd February 2010, 11:49 AM #21
Not much of a help, but they will realise your nerves in an interview its how you deal with it. Just try and be calm, but most of all be yourself. You'll find if they like you as a person they are more likely to employ you.
Originally Posted by neilmc
3rd February 2010, 11:55 AM #22
In which case phone or email today and ask them to confirm do they require a powerpoint presentation. But I suspect not as if it was case they would have mandated this and said you must provide a powerpoint.
Originally Posted by penfold
Also I would at start even if they have said that powerpoint is not required say that due to short time want to concentrate on the content and not tools hence no powerpoint. As IT is about not what you use but what you use it for.
3rd February 2010, 12:10 PM #23
I'd be careful with this one... I personally wouldn't risk doing it unless asked for. Don't want to chance that the person who created that particular issue is on the interview panel and gets offended
Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky
3rd February 2010, 12:21 PM #24
Isn't a Presentation a bit over the top for a ICT Techie role......Network Manager yeah but techie ummm
3rd February 2010, 01:13 PM #25
All the comments are valid, and I agree that for a IT tech position, asking for a presentation seems a little over the top. Knowledge of the area is probably what they are after, not your powerpoint skills.
Originally Posted by russdev
3rd February 2010, 04:00 PM #26
But the job will go to the person that impresses them most and going that one step further might swing it.
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