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This PowerPoint is to help you create a well designed presentation and how to also deliver it well in front of an audience.

This PowerPoint is to help you create a well designed presentation and how to also deliver it well in front of an audience.

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  • This is a presentation about what a well done presentation design should be and how to deliver just as well.
  • This half of the presentation will be where I discuss some good tips about presentation designs that will really help enhance any presentation that you do and will impress your audience as well.
  • Within a PowerPoint presentation, every image you use will cause some kind of emotional reaction or response which can enhance your message or point. As a creator of the presentation, you should try to use colorful illustrations or maybe even a hand-drawn image for the added effect to it. Another way other people say this tip would be to use any photo, that you choose, to your advantage within your presentation.
  • The next tip for your PowerPoint would be that too much text ruins your slides. Your audience wants you to get right to the point and have your point on the slide that you want them to remember. Also you should approach every presentation from the point of view of the audience, both in the room that you will be presenting in and for the people who will be self-guiding themselves through your slideshow (like on SlideShare) without you. When you think you are done, make sure it works from both perspectives.
  • To help your audience, keep things simple and also make whatever you re talking about really smart. If you are going to use text on a slide, limit the amount of words but also make you point sounds extremely smart. When you go over your whole presentation look to see if every slide you made makes a valid point that helps get your point across to the audience, if it does not then get rid of it. One big thing to remember is to run through the presentation to make sure it all flows together and makes perfect sense.
  • When creating a slideshow, think like you are using Twitter, with their restrictions with the number of characters you can use. This challenges you to do more with a lot less than you wanted. Your focus for this tip would be that you want to arguably yield higher impact results within the audience than traditional long-term communication, within your particular slideshow.
  • For each slide you create, you need to try to create an attention-grabbing headline, which will grab the audience to pay more attention to you and learn more and maybe even remember it more because it made them think harder about it.
  • Your goal for any presentation would be to keep your audience’s attention and also try to keep them on their toes the whole time. One way you can do that would be to use a variety of colors throughout your presentation because colors are like caffeine for the eyes. Also consider using varying slide types to avoid repetition and add visual interest. Another trick for this tip would be to mix it up with an image or quote throughout your whole slideshow.
  • Another tip for a well done presentation, would be to create hand-outs for your audience to follow along and for the people that will self-guide through your presentation. The hand-outs should not the your slides, it should be more of what you want to talk about, but not everything that you have said in your live presentation.
  • This half of the slideshow will be discussing the tips for a well presented/delivered presentation.
  • You most definitely need to know your material that you will be presenting because that way you know what is essential for the presentation. Also knowing your topic thoroughly will help you when you get unexpected questions and it will help you feel comfortable in front of your audience.
  • The next tip for presentation delivery, do not make the audience think that you have memorized a script of what you planned on covering during your presentation. You want to present in a way that makes you look and sound like you can just flow through your slides instead of being like a robot.
  • But you do need to rehearse your presentation a few times to make sure that everything flows and makes sense to what you are trying to present to the audience. Also rehearsing it will point out any missing items and/or mistakes in your PowerPoint before you go in front of an audience. Practice makes perfect.
  • A big key for when you are delivering a presentation, would be to pace yourself when you are talking, because you do not want to go to fast and lose your audience. Plus, even if you have a limited amount of time, you still need to take your time and do not speak too fast but not too slow either. Find a normal pace to speak at, also speak at a little louder if you need to just to make sure everyone in the back of the room can hear you.
  • You should be familiar with the place where you will speak. Arrive ahead of time, walk around the speaking area, and sit in the seats. Seeing the setup from your audience’s perspective will help you decide where to stand, what direction to face, and how loudly you will need to speak.
  • If you are going to use a microphone, make sure it works. The same goes for the projector. Also, check to see if the projector is bright enough to overpower the room’s lighting. If not, find out how to dim the lights. So the tip here is to know the equipment that you will be using for the presentation.
  • Another tip would be to copy your presentation to the computer’s hard drive that you will be using for your presentation, so maybe there will not be able problems. You should try to run your presentation from the hard disk rather than a CD, because running the show from a CD may slow your presentation down, especially if you have a time limit.
  • If you use a remote control then you will not be tied down to the computer. This will help you make more natural movements and will be able to walk around while you are presenting. But do not move too much because it will distract the audience from your presentation and what you are trying to teach/talk to them about.
  • Try to avoid using a laser pointer because usually the projected light dot on a laser pointer is too small to be seen effectively, no matter where you are sitting in the room during a presentation. If you are at all nervous, the dot may be hard to hold still in your shaking hands. Besides, a slideshould hold only key phrases. If there is vital information in the form of a chart or graph that you feel your audience must have, put it in a handout and refer to it rather than having to point out specific details of a slide to your audience.
  • When presenting, do not pay attention to the slides, look at your audience and give them more eye contact when you are speaking to them to keep them engaged throughout your whole slideshow. Plus you made the slides, so you already know what is on them. So you need to turn to your audience because it will make it easier for them to hear what you are saying, and they will find your presentation much more interesting.
  • You need to know how to move through your PowerPoint presentation because most the time your audience will ask you to go to the previous slide when they ask a questions and/or just need that slide again. With PowerPoint you can also move through your presentation non-sequentially so that you can travel through your slides due to what the audience wants to focus on so you can skip certain slides without actually going through them.
  • What if your projector dies? Or the computer crashes? Or the CD drive doesn’t work? You should always have a backup plan for your presentation. You always have to know how you can go about presenting when things go wrong or just do not work. Just because your audience came to hear your presentation so they want to hear it instead of leaving without it due to the fact that something is not working or the computer will not let you open your PowerPoint or anything.
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Best Presentation Design and Delivery Tips Best Presentation Design and Delivery Tips Presentation Transcript

  • Best Tips for Presentation Design and Delivery By: Emily Griffith Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12836528@N00/5089112951
  • Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53611153@N00/242213861
  • Tip 1: -Imagery = audience emotional reaction Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35660391@N08/4266283238
  • Tip 2: -Too many words kills a slide Attribution: my own photo
  • Tip 3: -Keep it simple and smart Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/6013848769
  • Tip 4: -Do more with less Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32931740@N06/3939487692
  • Tip 5: -Use attention-grabbing headlines Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/50715604@N07/4660619662
  • Tip 6: Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/1 7149966@N00/479791443 - Keep audience on their toes
  • Tip 7: -Make handouts Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/80994469@N00/2958501694
  • Presentation Delivery Tips Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21222992@N00/353250218
  • Tip 1: -Know your material Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41346951@N05/5678203035
  • Tip 2: -Don’t memorize what you’re going to say Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23258232@N00/239344302
  • Tip 3: -Rehearse your presentation Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62131719@N04/5715027696
  • Tip 4: -Pace Yourself Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35375520@N07/4426429864
  • Tip 5: -Know the room Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/155918164
  • Tip 6: -Know the equipment Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43017881@N00/110679756
  • Tip 7: -Copy Presentation to the computer Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com /photos/60648084@N 00/2462966749
  • Tip 8: -Use a remote control Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/623375 12@N00/2749561795
  • Tip 9: -Avoid using a laser pointer Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10829849@N00/5698892266
  • Tip 10: -Do not speak into your slides Attribution by: http://www.design.philips.com/philips/shared/assets/design_assets/images/imagebank/iFChina2010/notebook_presenter_hr5.jpg
  • Tip 11: -Learn to navigate your presentation Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36692613@N00/5418579238
  • Tip 12: -Have a backup plan Attribution by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45409431@N00/8898500733
  • References o 7 Tips for Designing and Delivering PowerPoint Presentations. <http://www.sc.edu/cte/guide/powerpoint/> o Tips for creating and delivering an effective presentation. <http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/tips-for-creatingand-delivering-an-effective-presentation-HA010207864.aspx> o 12 Tips for Delivering a Knockout Business Presentation. <http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/powerpointinbusiness/p/bus_deli very.htm> o 6 Tips for Outstanding Presentation Design. <https://www.openforum.com/articles/6-tips-for-outstandingpresentation-design/> o PowerPoint Presenters, Don’t Design Your Slides Until You Read This. <http://chrislema.com/effective-powerpoint-presentation-design-tips/>