Poetry presentation is slightly different from conventional presentations, with some core similarities that apply everywhere. Depending on the source material, your presenting way may change, but it is somewhat more theatrical than a conventional presentation. To ensure your poetry presentation is the best it can be, bear in mind the following points:
- Look presentable but not gaudy. Poetry presentations may not have projector screens like regular presentations.
- Introduce your poem or contents. Give a brief description of it, its context, why you chose it.
- Practice proper pronunciation and a clear voice.
- Memorize your poem if possible and avoid any pages/references on the stage.
- Be clear about the necessary pauses.
- Be careful not to speak in a sing-song manner if the words are rhyming. You are not singing a song.
- Give your audience space and time to question your poem and answer them the best you can.