Task Presentation is an instructional event intended to communicate some information about planned tasks and to summarize the amount of work to be done. It is also a process of engaging the audience in understanding goals and objectives of the tasks. The purpose of a typical presentation of tasks is to present a challenging problem and provide listeners with a clear and proper understanding of the problem, so that the listeners get involved in the problem solving process.
Just like any other type of presentation, task presentation uses physical messages (posture, eye contact), story messages (words, sentences) and visual massages (pictures, slides) as ways to communicate necessary information to the audience. The speaker (a person leading the presentation) needs to use all possible ways of communication to deliver a better understanding of the challenging problem to the audience. Here’re the key points the speaker should focus on during task presentation:
- Tasks to be accomplished
- Goals of the tasks
- Resources (incl. people and funds) involved
- How the team is supposed to accomplish the tasks
- Supervisory mechanisms to be used to manage the team.