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Can anyone help?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by polly2, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. polly2

    polly2 New commenter

    Hello again,

    I am so out of practice with interview bits and bobs so I am sorry I keep asking questions. I have an interview in a few weeks which I am trying to prepare for but part of it is a presentation. I have delivered staff meetings, lessons of course but this feels different and just a tad scary. I have checked that I have IT access and I do but the computer will be an apple mac. I don't have a mac. Does anyone know about saving presentations in mac format? I also wondered if anyone has any presentation tips - I struggle with nerves and I am terrified I talk at a thousand miles per hour. The presentation is about why safeguarding is so important. I so far have said the obvious - we spend lots of time with children and we can spot the signs, we are protecting vulnerable members of our society etc but I was also thinking of discussing the childrens charter, how we can educate in order to protect. Am I missing anything glaringly obvious? I confess I am blanking a lot because I am scared! Thank you as always for your support.

    SEBREGIS Lead commenter

    I’m probably saying the obvious, but:

    Make sure your presentation has the things you need for impact, not lots of things they could read for themselves. Simple statistics are always good:

    ‘X many children were murdered last year’

    Take a breather occasionally - ‘ I’ll just give that a moment to think about that.’ This helps you keep the pace down, it stops the runaway horse effect where our words just tumble out over ourselves. And it’s a great way of emphasising a key point. As is repeating it, slowly.

    I would also be inclined to take a slightly controversial approach and emphasise that these murders may have been committed by the parents, but they were ‘caused’ by the system, which is us. When we turn a blind eye, or give a parent the benefit of the doubt, this is what happens.

    If you can find a very recent case that they do not know about, that’s also attention grabbing.

    Don’t worry about the technology, that’s just there as a tool. MACs are really just PCs with a turtleneck.

    Best of luck!
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. polly2

    polly2 New commenter

    Thank you. You made me smile - do we know each other as you sound like you know me! My words tumble out at the speed of light! However I was pleased with what you said about controversy. I am going to discuss some difficult cases I have found and their failures. Then I cam here and read your comment. It was almost a relief! Someone else is thinking in my way too!

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