High Quality
To Much Detail?
Sans Serif
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Presentation Design and Delivery Tips


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This is a presentation that attempts to communicate visually regarding design and delivery. It was mostly influenced by Garr Reynolds and The University of North Carolina Greensboro, The University Speaking Center.

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  • Keep it simple like 1,2,3. The people who you are presenting to are coming for you not your PowerPoint. The PowerPoint should be there to help you tell the story. The correct word choice can improve the presentation by having a creative one liner that make people laugh or an attention grabber throughout the presentation.
  • The slides that have the least meaning are the best because the audience have to listen to the presenter tell their story. Therefore, we want to limit bullet points, text, and animation on slides. If people are writing down all the information on the slide they are not paying attention to the story. Also, once people see a lot of text on a slide they get into a boring state, where they yawn and unenthused.
  • When using photos make sure they are high quality. High quality images make the presentation have a more professional feel. Clip Art gives off the opposite vibe as high quality pictures do most of the time. This imagery will enhance the presentation greatly.
  • Animation bores people. Animation takes too long to come in or leave. For the most important point that you want to get across can be animated, which will grab the attention of the audience, but if there is animation on every slide it will put the audience to sleep. Also, from personal experience I have noticed that I get a head from too much animation.
  • Templates invokes a certain feeling on a person and most of the time they do not intrigue people. When the audience sees a template that they have already seen; they may find them self saying “not this again.” The audience is looking for a unique way for the information to be presented. Templates do not allow the presenter to be very creative in their design.
  • How much detail do I need?To much on a graph is confusing.Less is better.For example, the graph here does not help prove a presenters point because there is too much going on within the graph. Therefore, the presentor needs to understand which graph will be the best for their data. They can use pie graphs, horizontal bar charts, vertical bar charts, or line charts, but do not use a table. A table can be shown better in a vertical bar chart.
  • Color invokes feelings. Also color makes people remember something easier. You want to have color harmony in your presentation if possible or at least in individual slides. You want to use analogous colors, complementary colors, or a nature based color scheme. Therefore, you need to be aware what color your text is; do you want your background the dominate feature or the text to be dominate?
  • Fonts are a crucial part of the presentation. You do not want a different font for each slide. Stick to one common font throughout the presentation. The most important objective is to make sure the people in the back row of the auditorium or conference room can read the text on the screen.
  • Insert videos when needed to change the pace of the presentations. Videos can help a presenter make a valid point. The presenter needs to make sure that the video stays on topic. The video could be meant for showing an example, which is a very good choice. This will change up the type of learning that is being done.
  • Organize the slides into a logical order. PowerPoint is designed to go in a linear order. Therefore, take 10 minutes to use slide sorter to determine if this linear progression is in a logical order. This is also where you can determine if you broke any of the previously discussed rules for creating an effective PowerPoint.
  • Your slide design could be the worst, but passion can help you over come this set back. Many people hold back their passion for their topic because they are afraid of being all alone up there in front of people. Being afraid is the worst thing you can do up their. Show your confidence and passion for the topic, which will help the audience connect with you.
  • First minutes are crucial. Everyone knows that first impressions are very powerful. That expression does apply to presentations. The first two minutes are key. You want to make the audience to like you, so make sure you know things about your audience. If you know thing about your audience before hand then you can make them very engaged in your presentation.
  • Practice is probably the most important part in delivering a presentation. People hate it when people are presenting and stumbling through it. It is very pain full to watch and can be very embarrassing for the presenter. If people practice their presentation a fairly good amount, then it will make the presentation go smoothly.
  • Connect personally with the audience. Therefore, move away from the podium. Hiding behind it wont instill confidence in the audience that you know your material. Also, know your audience. If you know your audience, then you connect with them very quickly which will make them like your presentation.
  • Once you are away from the podium, your gestures, expressions, and movements should be very natural. People can tell that you are nervous by noticing you are tapping your fingers , tapping your foot on the floor, and ect. If you make your movement, expressions, and gestures natural the audience will stay on your side and stay intrigued.
  • Eye contact helps make a relationship with the audience. It also tells the audience that you came prepared and know your information. You do not want to make a connection with just one person; you want to make a connection with every person, therefore look at every person at least once. Consistently scan the room.
  • Lighting grabs the attention of the audience. Do you want the audience focused on your slides or you? If you turn the lights off, you make the audience focus on the slides. If you keep the lights on its focusing on you. Since you made your presentation that follows the effective presentation design I have laid out, you made the presentation on the focus of you. So, make sure you have the lights on or at least have a spot light on you.
  • Presentation Design and Delivery Tips

    1. 1.
    2. 2. Design
    3. 3. Simple
    4. 4. Meaningless
    5. 5. High Quality
    6. 6. Animation
    7. 7.
    8. 8. To Much Detail?
    9. 9. Memory
    10. 10. Sans Serif
    11. 11. Video
    12. 12. S O R T I N G
    13. 13. Delivery
    14. 14. Passion
    15. 15. First Impression
    16. 16. Practice
    17. 17. Connection
    18. 18. Natural
    19. 19. E y e C o n t a c t
    20. 20. Lighting
    21. 21. References 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Top Ten Delivery Tips by Garr Reynolds, Top Ten Design Tips by Garr Reynolds, Tips for Effective Delivery When Giving a Speech, esentationdeliverytips.pdf Basic Color Theory, 18 Tips for Delivering a Memorable Presentation by Alyssa Gregory, 6 Tips for Outstanding Presentation Design by Ravi Mehta,