Test Your Presentation Skills

Do you have what it takes? Take the quiz below to find out.

Presenting or talking in front of others is a common requirement in today’s business. Whether you get up on stage and use a lectern, microphone and slides in front of large audiences on a regular basis, or you need to speak up in a small team meeting or on a conference call, you’re using your presentation skills. So how good are you at the moment? And are you as aware of your improvement areas as you could be? Take this short quiz to measure your current level of presentation skills and discover what you can do next.

Instructions

For each statement, click the circle where you believe you are the best fit. Please answer questions as you actually are (rather than how you think you should be). When you are finished, please click the “Calculate My Total” button at the bottom of the test.

I speak "off the cuff" because I find it easy to know what I want to say

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12342

I spend time thinking about who the 'audience' is and what they want to gain from the presentation before writing the content.

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12345

I prioritise preparation and practice time on the middle of the presentation because that's where most of the information is given.

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14541

I visualise the key ideas and concepts to make them simpler and more memorable e.g. diagrams, graphs and pictures.

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12341

I make it clear that questions should wait until the end of the presentation.

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12442

Under pressure, time writing the correct content takes priority over time practising out loud.

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45521

If the talk has a time limit, I practise ensuring it fits within that time limit.

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12345

My body language shows my nerves e.g. I go red, get a dry mouth, have shaking hands or similar.

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54321

I worry that I'll get asked a question I don't know the answer to.

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54321

I am aware of the audience's feedback through their body language and try to adapt my talk accordingly.

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I use stories, case studies and examples to bring my presentation to life.

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12345

I use my slides to remind me what I want to say.

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54321

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