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  • 1. How to Give a Powerful Presentation! By: Amybeth Hendricks
  • 2. Begin with a goal for your audience. Ask yourself… What am I presenting? Who is my audience? What tools will I use? How will I present the information? How will I know if they got it?
  • 3. What am I presenting?
    • Research the information. It is important to know the information you are presenting in a thorough manner.
    • Read articles, websites and books for accuracy and confidence. By knowing the information thoroughly, you will be more confident in presenting it.
  • 4. Who is my audience?
    • Know your audience.
    • It’s important to know the age group of the people watching the presentation.
    • Teachers in the classroom must know what is appropriate material and the attention span for a specific age.
    • If the child is preschool or grade school, you must continue to engage them in the presentation.
    • Use interactive videos on your DVD player.
    • Use visuals and props
    • Encourage the children to create and engage in the presentation.
  • 5. What tools will I use?
    • Utilize the tools available to you,
    • such as…
    • Flip charts to document answers to interactive questions.
    • Felt Board to demonstrate specific scenes or objects such as; shapes, colors and animals.
    • Digital Projector to view digital images onto a larger screen.
    • Overhead projector . Write the information on a transparency sheet for easier viewing.
    • Computer . After the presentation, make computer games available for interactive learning about the same material.
  • 6. How will I present the information?
    • Have good communication during your presentation.
    • State your goal in the beginning of the presentation.
    • It’s important to make your audience aware of the future material.
    • Do not bore your audience.
    • Presenting the information in a lecture style will lose your audience’s attention.
    • Be clear and brief with information you know is not interesting.
    • Engage them in games, surveys and videos.
    • Use transitional sentences
    • Have a good wrap-up. Bring your presentation to a close gradually and with good communication flow.
  • 7. How will I know if they get it?
    • Leave time for questions.
    • Create a problem solving scenario and ask the audience to help you solve it.
    • Have ending activities and games in group settings.
  • 8. References:
    • Lever-duffy, Judy, and McDonald, Jean B. Teaching and Learning with technology 4 th edition. Boston Ma. 2008
    • Jukes, Ian “Bringing down the House.” Creating a sensational knock-your-socks off presentation . The info Savvy Group 2005
    • http://www.infosavvygroup.com