Presentation Tips For A Successful Presentation

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Presentation Tips For A Successful Presentation

  1. 1. Tips for Creating Effective Presentations
  2. 2. 10 Tips for Guaranteed Success <ul><li>1: Begin with a Bang </li></ul><ul><li>2: Believe! </li></ul><ul><li>3: Catchy & Meaningful Phrases </li></ul><ul><li>4: Brevity Rules! </li></ul><ul><li>5: Bells and Whistles </li></ul><ul><li>6: Just the Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>7: Facts and Figures </li></ul><ul><li>8: Reference / give credit </li></ul><ul><li>9: Be Professional! </li></ul><ul><li>10: Effective Summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1:Begin With a Bang <ul><li>Attention-getting opener </li></ul><ul><li>? / Fact / Anecdote </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining interest is key </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Findings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q and A </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2: Text & Visuals <ul><li>Use a blend of text and visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Follow proper citation rules </li></ul><ul><li>Retain some white/blank space </li></ul><ul><li>Not too much text!!!!! </li></ul>“ A Picture Says a Thousand Words”
  5. 5. 3: Catchy & Meaningful Titles <ul><li>Keep titles brief but descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>Provide context and </li></ul><ul><li>Order </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I have numbered each slide title </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 4: Brevity Rules <ul><li>Talking points </li></ul><ul><li>Short and Sweet. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5: Color & Formatting <ul><li>Consistent use of colors, font size, italics and bolding </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using multiple fonts, slide designs </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t overload the audience </li></ul>
  8. 8. 6: Just The Highlights <ul><li>Brief overview </li></ul><ul><li>“ PowerPoint is “designed to augment [a] presentation – not be [the] presentation.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. 7: Relevant Because? <ul><li>Describe problem/research (Finkelstein 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain key points and your objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Involve audience </li></ul>
  10. 10. 8: Major Findings <ul><li>Years, Statistics, $ </li></ul><ul><li>Causes: </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment: </li></ul>
  11. 11. 9: Bells & Whistles <ul><li>PowerPoint has many advanced options </li></ul><ul><li>See “Format – Slide Design” </li></ul><ul><li>Weigh benefits TO AUDIENCE vs. “Cool Factor” </li></ul>
  12. 12. 10: Effective Summary <ul><li>Concluding thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Tell audience what you have told them </li></ul><ul><li>Provide contact information </li></ul>
  13. 13. References: Text <ul><li>Finkelstein, Ellen. Designing an Influential Presentation. Retrieved August 30, 2006 from http://www.presentation-pointers.com/showarticle.asp?articleid=374 </li></ul><ul><li>Hyatt, M. (2005). Five rules for better PowerPoint presentations . Retrieved August 30, 2006 from http://www.michaelhyatt.com/workingsmart/2005/06/five_rules_for_.html </li></ul><ul><li>ONENORTHWEST. PowerPoint - Best Practices, Tips and Examples for Beginners. Retrieved August 30, 2006 from http://www.onenw.org/toolkit/powerpoint-best-practices/?searchterm=powerpoint </li></ul>
  14. 14. References: Images <ul><li>1 ClipArtGallery.com. Baseball glove image. Retrieved from http://www.clipartgallery.com/sports/baseball/baseball.html </li></ul><ul><li>2 Croc’s Recovery Cards. “Keep It Simple” image. Retrieved from http://www.jft.ca/croccards/compose3.html </li></ul><ul><li>3 Drake, Kris. Dynamite with clock image. Retrieved from Dr. Drake’s Dynamite Sites. Retrieved from http://www.cahuillacue.org/images/dynamite.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>4 Sport Utility Trailers. Overloaded cart and elevated donkey image. Retrieved from http://www.sportutilitytrailers.com/motorcycle-utility-boat-trailer-towing-guide.htm </li></ul><ul><li>5 Viking Boat Lift & Docking System. “Hard Cold Facts” image. Retrieved from http://www.sportutilitytrailers.com/motorcycle-utility-boat-trailer-towing-guide.htm </li></ul>
  15. 15. Contact INFO. <ul><li>David Deubelbeiss </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.ddd.batcave.net </li></ul>

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