What is your talent or skill?  - Oral presentation competition

Highschool students studying together

​Theme: What is your talent or skill?

  • Acting
  • Dancing
  • Drawing
  • Music, singing or playing a musical instrument
  • Making videos
  • Sports, like archery, badminton, tennis or more. 
We all have skills and talents. Tell us about your special skill or talent and win prizes. 


  1. You can begin by introducing yourself and your skill.
  2. Then describe your skill so that your audience understands it – what is your skill? How did you discover you had a talent for it?
  3. Did you need any specific training, materials or equipment to perform your skill?  If so, who taught you? How did they learn this skill? Did it take long to learn? Or were you born with it?
  4. Can you include some visual representation of your skill? Photos or diagrams?
  5. What emotion do you feel when you are using this super skill? Relaxed? Excited? You can make this idea into your conclusion.

How to get involved

Free coaching and mentoring

When: Sunday 18 June 

Where: Online (individual sessions) 

Time: 12pm Melbourne Time

Competition date

When: Sunday 25 June

Where: Online Event 

Time: 12pm Melbourne Time

To enter, email international.marketing@education.vic.gov.au by Friday 16 June, 5pm Melbourne time to register. Please include your name and international student number in all communication and let us know if you want free coaching and mentoring.

Notes to assist you

  • You will be expected to speak your oral, not read it. So, write up your oral and then make cue cards to assist you to learn your main points. Even though you will be presenting over a video call, the judges will be expecting you to speak directly to them as if they are in the room with you.
  • Try to use engaging speaking techniques. Pace your oral presentation so that you are not speaking too fast. Give pause to important points and try to use some facial expressions to enhance your points… a smile or well-placed anecdote or humour is often engaging to an audience.
  • Your pronunciation and use of language needs to be clear and appropriate. So make sure you practise and edit your work until you get it 'just right.'
  • Bring your personality to your oral presentation. Hand gestures, smiles, examples of places are all great ways to communicate, so feel free to use them.

If you would like any further information or assistance to complete the oral presentation please contact Ms. Denise Cornish, English as an Additional Language teacher at denisecornish1@gmail.com

CRICOS Provider Name and Code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K.
CRICOS Course Names and Codes: Primary (Prep to Year 6), 019047G; Secondary (7-12), 019048F; Victorian College of the Arts Secondary Course (7-12), 028651A.
Last Update: 2/06/2023 4:09 PM