Creating an Effective
What to do when planning a
Post Secondary Prep
Take a minute and answer the questions
in your journals:
1. What goes through your mind when you
are asked to give a presentation?
2. What are trademarks of good presenters?
3. Of bad presenters?
Different Styles of Presenting
Speech without visual aides
Acting out a situation
Holding up a poster and talking (before
technology allowed for better)
We will be focusing on how to improve your Presentation Skills while using PowerPoint.
Have a plan of attack
Organize your information
Know the material2
Where do I begin?
What Not to Do
The slides will show common mistakes
This is when you have too many words
written on each slide, and you stand in
front of your audience reading word-for-
word from the slide.
The audience will see more of your back
then of your presentation.
You cannot make any changes if you are
simply reading word-for-word.
What if someone has a question?
Can you read this?Can you read this?
Small fontSmall font
Script lettersScript letters
Spelling and Grammar3
Evey errer is distrakting
U R a professional, use professional txt.
Punctuation! It matters?
Movable type that flies in
Speed that goes with animation
Images that move too much
o Everything must fit togetherEverything must fit together
o Images,Images, texttext, and background, and background
o Consistency mattersConsistency matters
Visual Aids are Good but…
Must match topic2
Enhance your presentation
If You Don’t Believe Me
How Not to Use PowerPoint1
What to Do
Know the material3
Concise 5-7 word bullet points3
Make it readable3
Images that relate2
Include title and conclusion
Present to audience
Present the Material
Look at the audience
Answer any questions
Engage the audience2
Things to Remember
Any distraction hurts your presentation
Practice with someone before
PowerPoint is a visual aide, you’re the
What are some do’s and don'ts of
1. McMillan, Don. “Life After Death by PowerPoint.” Youtube.com. 24 Oct. 2010
2. McRitchie, Jeff. “Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Presentations.” Ezine Articles. 20 Oct.
3. Wuorio, Jeff. “Presenting with PowerPoint: 10 Do’s and Don’ts.” Microsoft Business .
20 Oct. 2010 http://www.microsoft.com/business/en-us/resources/technology/business-
Don’t Forget to Cite Your Sources!
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