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Key skills: making a difference
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5.5.3 Present information effectively

Organise your information so that you can use it to illustrate and support your arguments or point of view. To do this successfully, you must be clear about what you want to say, and how you want your audience to interpret your information. Ensure that any illustrations, graphs, diagrams and charts are correctly labelled and that you have met any particular requirements for presentations. Use the word-count facility of your word processor to help you keep within limits. Remember to proofread your own work to check that it makes sense, that the information you have included is accurate and relevant, and that you have included references or acknowledgements to the sources you have used. Various software packages are now available for managing references to source material.

Time out

Remember to record accurately and fully all references to any information sources so that you can find them again, and cite them accurately in your presentation so that others will be able to find them.