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Delivering Effective presentations - Rise University

  1. 1. Effective Presentation Skills Martha Maydon Master’s in Education RISE University
  2. 2. Topics to be covered <ul><li>Important? </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>On-line Resources </li></ul><ul><li>10 Commandments </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Give an Effective Presentation? <ul><li>Good Oral Presentation Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effectively communicate the objective of the presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarity of concepts and idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful conclusion </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Important Presentation Characteristics <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Message? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Their level and interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it interesting! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree with message </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Limit </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key Elements of Visuals <ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Background & Color </li></ul><ul><li>Font </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Elements of Visuals Organization <ul><li>Logical flow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outline & Intro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Key Elements of Visuals Background & Color <ul><li>Contrasting Colors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear and clean text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark background with light text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid nauseating combinations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid pastels – wash out on projection </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Nauseating Combination!
  9. 9. Key Elements of Visuals Font <ul><li>No more than 2 font types </li></ul><ul><li>Use bold and Italic strategically </li></ul><ul><li>Able to read from back row </li></ul><ul><li>Font size proportional to importance </li></ul>
  10. 10. Key Elements of Visuals Amount of Information <ul><li>KISS Keep (It Short & Simple) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 7 lines per slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 7 words per line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bullets and Keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No faster than 1 minute per slide </li></ul>
  11. 11. Key Elements of Visuals Amount of Information <ul><li>Keep it Simple Stupid! – KISS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If audience is concentrating too hard on the visuals, they sometimes miss the message that you are trying to convey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To many lines in the visual cause the audience to experience confusion – no more than 7 lines per slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long strings of text can cause visual overload - No more than 7 words per line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally, text elements can be simplified dramatically. If you combine verbal discussion with visual elements, this simplification does not result in loss of message - Bullets and Keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rapidly progressing through the visuals can result in delayed processing of your message. It is always preferred to keep the audience in sync with your discussion - No faster than 1 minute per slide </li></ul>
  12. 12. Key Elements of Visuals Graphics <ul><li>Don’t assume the audience understands graphic </li></ul><ul><li>Explain key elements (symbols, axes, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the significance </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint effects </li></ul>
  13. 13. Presentation Mechanics <ul><li>Dress </li></ul><ul><li>Mannerisms </li></ul><ul><li>You are the expert! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t read slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t read notes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Laser Light Shows! </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to mask nerves </li></ul>
  14. 14. On-Line Resources <ul><li>Important Design Concepts (Psychology Department – Columbia University) </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Effective Presentations (University of RISE University) </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Presentations (Office of Sponsored Research – UCLA) </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines for Presentations (American Water Works Association) </li></ul>
  15. 15. On-Line Resources <ul><li>Presentation Tips (Physics Department – Rise University) </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Oral Presentations (Business Administration – Northeastern University </li></ul><ul><li>Making Effective Presentations (Western Association for Art Conservation – Stanford University) </li></ul><ul><li>How to Give a Bad Talk! (Computer Science Department – University of Wisconsin) </li></ul>
  16. 16. 10 Commandments of a Bad Talk <ul><li>Thou shalt not be neat </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt not waste space </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt not covet brevity </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt cover thy naked slides </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt not write large </li></ul>
  17. 17. 10 Commandments of a Bad Talk <ul><li>6) Thou shalt not use color </li></ul><ul><li>7) Thou shalt not illustrate </li></ul><ul><li>8) Thou shalt not make eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>9) Thou shalt not skip slides </li></ul><ul><li>10) Thou shalt not practice </li></ul>
  18. 18. Effective Presentations Summary <ul><li>Importance </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>On-line Resources </li></ul><ul><li>10 Commandments </li></ul>
  19. 19. Thank you !

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