Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations

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Most presentations are boring. Audiences of the past were satisfied with boring, dull presentations. Today's audiences are demanding and sophisticated. They want presentations with relevant, cutting-edge, customized information, active engagement and they want to be entertained. T

When information is presented in brain-friendly ways, attendees transition to participants, increase their retention and spread contagious enthusiasm. Designing a presentation that aligns with how the brain naturally learns ensures success.

Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations

  1. 1. Four brain – friendly strategies for effective presentations.
  2. 2. Discuss steps to identify critical content to cover.
  3. 3. Summarize shift from speaker- centric to learner- centric presentations.
  4. Presenting… Not A Piece Of Cake
  5. Teaches skills in critical thinking problem solving collaboration decision making evaluation analysis
  6. knowledge in long-term memory meaning and connects with existing working memory as the learner abstracts an active process that takes place in the
  7. knowledge in long-term memory meaning and connects with existing working memory as the learner abstracts an active process that takes place in the
  8. new info with knowledge in long-term memory for making meaning & connecting must be given time
  9. Attendees’ brains We can’t pour info into
  10. Attendees must be given time for Brain Friendly Strategy #1 meaning-making & connecting new info to past knowledge
  11. That requires peer discussion & reflection Brain Friendly Strategy #1
  12. Talking Head
  13. Talking Head Passive Listener
  14. The brain does Brain Friendly Strategy #2 not pay attention to boring things
  15. Requires storytelling Brain Friendly Strategy #2 novelty, unusual images
  16. Attendees must be given time for Brain Friendly Strategy #1 meaning-making & connecting new info to past knowledge
  17. The brain does Brain Friendly Strategy #2 not pay attention to boring things
  18. Visuals trump senses in retention & learning Brain Friendly Strategy #3
  19. Attendees must be given time for Brain Friendly Strategy #1 meaning-making & connecting new info to past knowledge
  20. The brain does Brain Friendly Strategy #2 not pay attention to boring things
  21. Visuals trump senses in retention & learning Brain Friendly Strategy #3
  22. Content should be chunked in Brain Friendly Strategy #4 10 minute segments
  23. Anchor 10 min segments with Brain Friendly Strategy #4 Stories Relevancy Problems content solves
  24. Attendees must be given time for Brain Friendly Strategy #1 meaning-making & connecting new info to past knowledge
  25. The brain does Brain Friendly Strategy #2 not pay attention to boring things
  26. Visuals trump senses in retention & learning Brain Friendly Strategy #3
  27. Content should be chunked in Brain Friendly Strategy #4 10 minute segments
  28. Visuals trump senses in retention & learning Brain Friendly Strategy #3
  29. your audience Adjust to frequency of
  30. your audience Tune your message to
  31. Attendees will say,“That session with me!”
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