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Presentation in an interview - advice please.
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MikeUniformMike · 11/03/2019 19:32

I have been invited to a face to face interview and need to prepare a 5-minute presentation.
Can I just do a talk or do I need slides and printouts?
I am not used to presenting. I don't have a tablet just an aged laptop, and I don't have a printer.

I can think of something to talk about that would lend itself to just talking around some work I did.

Does someone have any ideas please?

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StealthPolarBear · 11/03/2019 19:35

Yes I jsuly just talk, take some notes. Good luck.

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MikeUniformMike · 11/03/2019 19:37

Thanks Stealth.

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Spaceunicorn6789 · 11/03/2019 19:41

I was asked to do a similar thing recently so I prepared a complete PowerPoint presentation along with notes etc.

They laughed (nicely) at me and said they hadn't expected me to go to so much effort and just mean a 5 minute talk 😂 but they didn't say talk they said presentation which to me means slides!!

I got the job anyway though 😂

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MikeUniformMike · 11/03/2019 19:42

Congratulations and well done Space.

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StealthPolarBear · 11/03/2019 19:44

They shouldn't laugh. While I say I "just" talk, I put just as much preparation and effort in. More probablg as I want to remember what I need to say. B

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LondonUK · 16/03/2019 14:14

I am sure they will appreciate a proper presentation even on a A3 or larger piece of paper, than just talking: the Apprentice series was rather good in this respect to understand what level of professionalism one should deliver.

If you can do a PowerPoint, then even better.

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MikeUniformMike · 18/03/2019 16:28

Thanks everyone. It went ok. Don't know if I got the job. Not heard.

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StealthPolarBear · 18/03/2019 16:45

Fingers crossed

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StealthPolarBear · 19/03/2019 20:51

Any update?

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MikeUniformMike · 27/03/2019 19:01

I thought it had gone really well but I didn't get it. Thanks for your help.

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