How to Write a Great Presentation for Presentation Software

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How to Write a Great Presentation for Presentation Software

  1. 1. WRITING FOR PRESENTATONS & PRESENTATION SOFTWARE Writing Across Professions
  2. 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. 3. Think 3 Write for: 1. Ear 2. Visual Communication 3. Voice
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. Logos I have facts. I have examples, testimonials and stories. I tie all the facets of my substantive delivery together.
  9. 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. 10. Ethos I am ethical, reasoned, experienced & credible. I am an authority on this subject area.
  11. 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. 12. Writing for the Environment Setting Time Most appropriate visual medium
  13. 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. 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. 15. Extras Props Handouts – Add value - Not the power point!
  16. 16. Process White Board Post its Paper outline Write in power point

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