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    I have to do a presentation to my team on a topic related to my job. I currently work in the Financial Planning and Analysis department. I am responsible for working with the Leaders regarding forecast and budgeting their expenses for G&A (General & Administrative). The G&A departments I am responsible for include Finance, Financing, Human Resources, Construction, Legal, and Technology.

    For my presentation I was thinking I can give a general overview of G&A departments and maybe just focus on one main department (maybe HR since I have dashboard that I prepare of HR metrics each month).

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    I have a history of both presenting information such as you described (through technical sales presentations), and as an instructor at a University where presentations are a mandatory part of the curriculum. Given that framework, here is what I would suggest:

    There are basically three parts to any effective presentation:

    * The introduction --- tell me what you are going to tell me. This means that you should provide a very succinct, but informative, view of the topic to be presented. From what you described, the topic of HR may be too general. I would either try to narrow it to a more meaningful presentation, or use it to expand the understanding of HR within the confines of your work place --- how do they interact with other departments, what is their role, what are their goals, how does your firm measure their ...

    Solution Summary

    We all have anxiety when planning to present information to a large group of people. This information is intended to focus on the steps necessary for presenting to a group, for preparing the presentation, and some tips on reducing anxiety while getting the message across. Good luck!