15A. Now that you have finished your introduction, you are ready for the
second part of the oral presentation, the explanation of the subject.
In order to properly explain or teach the subject to your students, you
may need to give them alot of information. If this information is not
logically organized, you will confuse your students.
There are many
ways to organize your information. One way is to organize the bits of
information under main headings or logical groupings.
Another way to
organize your material is by chronological order.
This method would
work well with historical data or data that you can categorize by dates
If you were teaching a class on the four lifesaving steps,
you would organize your information according to functional or logical
sequence. What are some ways you can organize your information?
56A. How much time you have to prepare and how much time you have on the
schedule are also important considerations in your briefing estimate.
Always plan to present your briefing within the time allotted, but also
plan to be flexible.
For example, you have concluded the briefing of
the division commander right on schedule and invited your audience to
ask questions. The General asks you to explain your unit's use of self-
tutor texts (a subject not mentioned in your briefing).
Do you answer
the question or tactfully inform the General that you are out of time?