Week 14 tips - creating online presentations

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Week 14 tips - creating online presentations

  1. 1. Creating Online Presentations Tips for Week 14 Assignment Isabel DeFeo
  2. 2. Welcome to my presentation <ul><li>This presentation PowerPoint meant to guide you in how to creative effective online presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>I have been teaching technical writing online for a number of years and have found that in a technological world, we need to be aware of different forms of communication. </li></ul><ul><li>So with this presentation, I will help you understand the difference between a completely independent presentation using visual supplements and an oral presentation a person is actually giving. </li></ul><ul><li>Use this as a guide for creating your own online presentation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Know the major differences <ul><li>There are some major differences between oral presentation visuals and online presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>Oral presentations depend heavily on the speaker – visuals are meant to add interest and guide the listener. </li></ul><ul><li>Online presentations are complete presentations in themselves – they must act as speakers and visuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Oral presentations depend heavily on bullet points. </li></ul><ul><li>Online presentations must do it all. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Find your voice <ul><li>Unlike your analytical report, an online presentation should fine its voice – your voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Let your personality shine through by </li></ul><ul><li>Using a conversational tone </li></ul><ul><li>Writing in plain English </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking information into small bits </li></ul><ul><li>Putting only a few things on each slide </li></ul>
  5. 5. Organize your material <ul><li>Look to your analytical report for organization – most often you can cover the topic in the same order. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your paper’s outline as you plan and organize: </li></ul><ul><li>Decide how to introduce your topic and yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Decide how to relate information – when should you use images, graphs, charts, lists? </li></ul><ul><li>Decide order of information – should it continue in the same order as the paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Decide what main points you want to leave your audience with – the lasting impression </li></ul>
  6. 6. Use graphics <ul><li>Online presentations need graphics. </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>add interest </li></ul><ul><li>move information along </li></ul><ul><li>guide the eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Some graphics add interest and promote consistency – like Muffy & Francine – other graphics offer information visually – like charts & graphs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Discover the best graphics <ul><li>Graphics can come from the Internet, but you can also create graphics by taking some statistical information and creating graphs using any of your programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at this graphic for instance: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Make graphics carry their weight <ul><li>People are often visual. Chart and graphs can focus your audience’s attention on what you think matters. </li></ul><ul><li>What point pops out with this pie chart? </li></ul><ul><li>Most students choose PowerPoint. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Choose consistent design <ul><li>Look at other presentations – what do the good ones have in common? Good clean design. </li></ul><ul><li>By consistent, I mean presentations should </li></ul><ul><li>Use one background (overall design) </li></ul><ul><li>Use one type of font with consistent size (same size title, same size font for paragraphs & lists) </li></ul><ul><li>Use consistent phrasing for headings & lists </li></ul><ul><li>Use consistent bullet & number styles </li></ul><ul><li>Use a standard color pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Look at this presentation. I am practicing what I preach. It does not blast you away with pizzazz, but the design is consistent. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Avoid clutter <ul><li>The worst thing you can do to your presentation is make it do everything. For instance, look at this slide: </li></ul><ul><li>Who would want to read this online? </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>You are the editor. </li></ul><ul><li>Critically reread your paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the main points. </li></ul><ul><li>Condense information. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it digestible. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Use sharp visuals <ul><li>Make slides concise and visual. </li></ul><ul><li>This slide is visual – it uses a chart. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cover major points <ul><li>Make slides concise and visual. </li></ul><ul><li>This slide is concise and covers major points. </li></ul>
  13. 13. End clearly and well <ul><li>Nothing is worse than an abrupt ending. </li></ul><ul><li>When you get ready to end </li></ul><ul><li>Announce that you are concluding </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize the main points – in condense form </li></ul><ul><li>Mention possible complications and consequences (the future) if appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>End it – this is an online presentation so there is no speaker to invite questions – it’s okay to announce “The End” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Keep these tips in mind <ul><li>Refer to these tips </li></ul><ul><li>Find your voice </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself and your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Organize your material </li></ul><ul><li>Choose consistent design </li></ul><ul><li>Make your graphics work hard </li></ul><ul><li>Cover major points </li></ul><ul><li>End well and clearly </li></ul><ul><li>and you will have the elements of a good presentation. </li></ul>

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