Presentation Skills
             for geography teachers
             Version 2.0




                        Simple design...
Welcome to your target audience...




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
brand savvy consumer children...




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
brand savvy consumer children...




                  More than 50% of children’s christmas
                  wishes ment...
...who respond well
                             to good design



Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Think about it!
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Bad design and
                        presentation never
                              killed anyone,
                   ...
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
So, our aim is to learn some
                           basics of good design and
                                 keep th...
Garr




                               Garr’s book




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Go Visual!




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Go Visual!
       Use less than
      seven words in
     each slide. Trust me!




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Go Visual!
                             Empty space allows us to
       Use less than
                             appreci...
Go Visual!
                             Empty space allows us to         Make your image fill up
       Use less than
     ...
Let the image tell your story!


Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Use your image to draw out students
                          high order thinking skills.




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Use your image to draw out students
                            high order thinking skills.
    We are hardwired to
    un...
Use your image to draw out students
                            high order thinking skills.
    We are hardwired to
    un...
Sample Slides

                    A good image allows students to think, wonder and reflect on an issue.
                 ...
What will
     this place
    look like in
    1000 years
       time?



Tuesday, 9 March 2010
What will           How would he
     this place           describe this
    look like in        place in a phone
    1000...
Explain the events
                        of the last 24 hours.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
You are in charge.
      What needs to go on this plane?




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
The
                              art
                                    of
                                         usin...
A “build” is where we repeat
                        the image and add more text




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Giving yourself and your
                        students time to digest
                        information.




Tuesday,...
What will they
                        need in the next
                         six days?...




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
What will they
                        need in the next
                         six days?...




                        ...
What will they
                        need in the next
                         six days?...




                        ...
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Hammer Time.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
..and yes, you
                        can use humour
                           to get your
                        messa...
..children catch
                        simple messages
                          that are fun to
                       ...
Vision
                        beats all our other
                               senses, so...




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Absolutely
 no bullet
 points!




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Absolutely             Students quickly tire of bullet points.
                         What other options do you have?
 n...
Absolutely                   Students quickly tire of bullet points.
                               What other options do ...
Make it easy on the eye!




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Make it easy on the eye!




                                    Think about the image you are
                           ...
Sources
    Flickr
    Dreamstime
    Morguefile
    i-Stock Photo




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
%
                                   of boys
                           are affected by
                        colour bli...
..one child in your class will have a
                        colour vision deficiency.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Take care to match
                        colours and backgrounds




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Take care to match
                        colours and backgrounds


                           Take care to match
       ...
Take care to match
                        colours and backgrounds


                           Take care to match
       ...
Take care to match
                        colours and backgrounds


                           Take care to match
       ...
Use
  simple
                        fonts




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Helvetica




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Helvetica

                        Gill Sans


Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Helvetica

                        Gill Sans

                        Impact
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Helvetica
                                      The Holy Trinity!


                        Gill Sans
                    ...
Sources             Helvetica

    Flickr
    Dreamstime
    Morguefile
    i-Stock Photo




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Sources              Helvetica

    Flickr
    Dreamstime          Gill Sans MS
    Morguefile
    i-Stock Photo




Tuesda...
Comic Sans MS?




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Comic Sans MS?
                                   Professional designers do
                                   not use thi...
Practice before
       presenting




Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Practice before
       presenting

                         Don’t be tempted to read
                        the text stra...
Practice before
       presenting

                                   Don’t be tempted to read
                           ...
Learn from
                          this guy!



Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Check out “The
                              Presentation
                             Secrets of Steve
                  ...
Absolutely              Repeat the slides in your

 no bullet
                        presentation to re-enforce
         ...
Absolutely                      Repeat the slides in your

 no bullet
                                presentation to re-e...
• Go Visual
                    • Let the image tell your story
                    • Absolutely no bullet points (until t...
Presentation Skills
             for geography teachers
             Version 2.0




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Learn something new every day.




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  1. 1. Presentation Skills for geography teachers Version 2.0 Simple design tips to improve learning Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  2. 2. Welcome to your target audience... Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  3. 3. brand savvy consumer children... Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  4. 4. brand savvy consumer children... More than 50% of children’s christmas wishes mention a specific brand name Insight Quarterly news report: Issue 1 Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  5. 5. ...who respond well to good design Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  6. 6. Think about it! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  7. 7. Bad design and presentation never killed anyone, but it never inspired anyone either! Take a look at this guy! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  8. 8. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  9. 9. So, our aim is to learn some basics of good design and keep things simple, balanced and above all, Beautiful! Check out “Presentation Zen: Simple ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery” by Garr Reynolds . Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  10. 10. Garr Garr’s book Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  11. 11. Go Visual! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  12. 12. Go Visual! Use less than seven words in each slide. Trust me! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  13. 13. Go Visual! Empty space allows us to Use less than appreciate what is not there, seven words in & makes our visual each slide. Trust me! messages stronger. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  14. 14. Go Visual! Empty space allows us to Make your image fill up Use less than appreciate what is not there, the whole slide. Yes, seven words in & makes our visual right up to the edge! each slide. Trust me! messages stronger. Place your text inside it. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  15. 15. Let the image tell your story! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  16. 16. Use your image to draw out students high order thinking skills. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  17. 17. Use your image to draw out students high order thinking skills. We are hardwired to understand images. Going visual improves communication. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  18. 18. Use your image to draw out students high order thinking skills. We are hardwired to understand images. Good presentations target Going visual students “left brain” & improves “right brain”. communication. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  19. 19. Sample Slides A good image allows students to think, wonder and reflect on an issue. A great image can help tell the story in a way bullet points never can. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  20. 20. What will this place look like in 1000 years time? Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  21. 21. What will How would he this place describe this look like in place in a phone 1000 years call to you, time? right now? Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  22. 22. Explain the events of the last 24 hours. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  23. 23. You are in charge. What needs to go on this plane? Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  24. 24. The art of using “Builds” Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  25. 25. A “build” is where we repeat the image and add more text Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  26. 26. Giving yourself and your students time to digest information. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  27. 27. What will they need in the next six days?... Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  28. 28. What will they need in the next six days?... ...six months? Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  29. 29. What will they need in the next six days?... ...six months? ...six years? Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  30. 30. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  31. 31. Hammer Time. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  32. 32. ..and yes, you can use humour to get your message across! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  33. 33. ..children catch simple messages that are fun to remember! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  34. 34. Vision beats all our other senses, so... Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  35. 35. Absolutely no bullet points! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  36. 36. Absolutely Students quickly tire of bullet points. What other options do you have? no bullet points! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  37. 37. Absolutely Students quickly tire of bullet points. What other options do you have? no bullet points! If you have to use them, save them for the last slide! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  38. 38. Make it easy on the eye! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  39. 39. Make it easy on the eye! Think about the image you are using. A good quality image speaks a thousand words! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  40. 40. Sources Flickr Dreamstime Morguefile i-Stock Photo Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  41. 41. % of boys are affected by colour blindness... Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  42. 42. ..one child in your class will have a colour vision deficiency. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  43. 43. Take care to match colours and backgrounds Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  44. 44. Take care to match colours and backgrounds Take care to match colours and backgrounds Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  45. 45. Take care to match colours and backgrounds Take care to match colours and backgrounds Take care to match colours and backgrounds Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  46. 46. Take care to match colours and backgrounds Take care to match colours and backgrounds Take care to match colours and backgrounds If you can’t use colour wisely, then avoid it entirely! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  47. 47. Use simple fonts Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  48. 48. Helvetica Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  49. 49. Helvetica Gill Sans Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  50. 50. Helvetica Gill Sans Impact Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  51. 51. Helvetica The Holy Trinity! Gill Sans These are all examples of Sans Serif fonts, that give any presentation a professional look and feel. Impact Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  52. 52. Sources Helvetica Flickr Dreamstime Morguefile i-Stock Photo Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  53. 53. Sources Helvetica Flickr Dreamstime Gill Sans MS Morguefile i-Stock Photo Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  54. 54. Comic Sans MS? Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  55. 55. Comic Sans MS? Professional designers do not use this font, so why should we? I See No Evil?!!! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  56. 56. Practice before presenting Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  57. 57. Practice before presenting Don’t be tempted to read the text straight from the slide! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  58. 58. Practice before presenting Don’t be tempted to read the text straight from the slide! But what about the detail? Well, the slide should lead to the worksheet, or textbook, so pupils can learn more. Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  59. 59. Learn from this guy! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  60. 60. Check out “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs”by Carmine Gallo Learn from this guy! Some people even dress like this guy! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  61. 61. Absolutely Repeat the slides in your no bullet presentation to re-enforce the message points! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  62. 62. Absolutely Repeat the slides in your no bullet presentation to re-enforce the message points! Say what you have to say. Say it simply. Say it again! Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  63. 63. • Go Visual • Let the image tell your story • Absolutely no bullet points (until the end) • Use simple fonts • Practice before presenting Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  64. 64. Presentation Skills for geography teachers Version 2.0 Simple design tips to improve learning Simon Jones 2010 Tuesday, 9 March 2010
  65. 65. Learn something new every day. Photo Credits: Contact: Attak simon_jones_2@hotmail.com flickr http://geographyjones.posterous.com iStockphoto moffit.moffit zipdesign Tuesday, 9 March 2010
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