How to Write a Great Presentation for Presentation Software

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  • 1. WRITING FOR PRESENTATONS & PRESENTATION SOFTWARE Writing Across Professions
  • 2. Presentation Writing Write for: Live presentation – not for reading the Presenter – ways to make it a great presentation Live Audience WHAT IS THE CENTRAL POINT? What should the audience take away? Elevator Speech
  • 3. Think 3 Write for: 1. Ear 2. Visual Communication 3. Voice
  • 4. Think 3 Beginning – Intro and set up. Middle – What we are here for? Tell the story. End – Wrap Up & Resolution - Satisfying Conclusion and Call to Action.
  • 5. Think 3 Powerful – Your story is a strong story. Persuasive- Draw the reader from one point to the next as you make your case. Positive- give a good feeling.
  • 6. Think 3 Give 3 Main Points or Less 1. More impactful. 2. Listeners won’t take in anymore. 3. Allows you to fully develop your messages.
  • 7. Think 3: Logos, Pathos, Ethos Aristotle’s modes of persuasion. Define speaker appeal to an audience. 1. Logos: Logical Appeal 2. Pathos: Emotional Appeal 3. Ethos: Ethical Appeal
  • 8. Logos I have facts. I have examples, testimonials and stories. I tie all the facets of my substantive delivery together.
  • 9. Pathos 1. I convey the emotional resonance of my message. 2. I bring a personal warmth to my message 3. I believe in what I am saying. 4. I am dynamic and move people to where I want them to be.
  • 10. Ethos I am ethical, reasoned, experienced & credible. I am an authority on this subject area.
  • 11. Writing for My Audience Who is my audience? What does my audience want/need to hear? How can my audience think with me though the presentation? What can I do to engage people in my ideas? Visual Appeal AS FEW WORDS AS POSSIBLE.
  • 12. Writing for the Environment Setting Time Most appropriate visual medium
  • 13. Writing My Presentation What new info do I have to share? What do I need/want to say? Is there a reason for each sentence? Am I remembering who my audience is?
  • 14. Writing My Presentation cont. Am I keeping it interesting? Am I staying positive? Am I illustrating my points in the best way possible? Are my words concise? If the audience walks away with one idea, what is it?
  • 15. Extras Props Handouts – Add value - Not the power point!
  • 16. Process White Board Post its Paper outline Write in power point