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Avid college presentation

  1. 1. Claremont McKenna College • A Powerpoint presentation by Gordon Jack
  2. 2. Claremont McKenna College•Founded as a men’s college in 1946•CMC became co-educational in 1976• The 69 acre campus is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles• As of 2011, there are 1,301 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students• Mr. Jack plagiarized this information from Wikipedia• These points are getting tedious, aren’t they?• Are you even reading these any more? • Raise your hand if you want him to shut up!
  3. 3. Avoid Bullets on Every Slide• Too linear• Too wordy• Too boring• Too predictable• Promotes reading the slides• Promotes reading ahead
  4. 4. Society as a whole is predominantly visual in its orientation (Hyerle, 2000)
  5. 5. Not visual like this(cheesy stock photograph)
  6. 6. Not visual like this (cheesy clip art)
  7. 7. Compelling photographs
  8. 8. Video
  9. 9. Rules to remember1. Keep the audience in mind
  10. 10. Rules to remember2. Keep it organized
  11. 11. Opening hookCentral ClaimSub Point #1 Sub Point #2Effective closing
  12. 12. Opening hookSub points
  13. 13. EFFECTIVE CLOSING! uh...so...t hat’s it
  14. 14. Rules to remember 3. Keep it simple
  15. 15. 10 words or less on slides
  16. 16. How to reduce to < 10 words a slideStep 1: Find a slide with too many words on it. Adapted from Slideology by Nancy Duarte
  17. 17. How to reduce to < 10 words a slideStep 2: Choose one key word per bullet as reminder Adapted from Slideology by Nancy Duarte
  18. 18. How to reduce to < 10 words a slideStep 2: Choose one key word per bullet as reminder Adapted from Slideology by Nancy Duarte
  19. 19. How to reduce to < 10 words a slideBetter yet, find a visual and memorize all the info Learning to Ride Adapted from Slideology by Nancy Duarte
  20. 20. Images of Claremont McKenna CollegeDon’t Clutter the Page
  21. 21. “Graduation!!”
  22. 22. Rules to remember4. Practice, practice, practice
  23. 23. Rules to remember 5. Cite your sources!http://www.noodletools.com/
  24. 24. Exercise: Make this slide visual“In studies, experimental psychologists and educatorshave found that retention of information three days aftera meeting or other event is six times greater wheninformation is presented by visual and oral means thanwhen the information is presented by the spoken wordalone.”
  25. 25. Retention of Information after 3 Days

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