Principles of Effective Presentations (In 10 Minutes or Less)


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Principles of Effective Presentations (In 10 Minutes or Less)

  1. 1. Principles of Effective Presentations (In Ten Minutes or Less) Oscar Retterer Director, Instructional & Emerging Technologies Franklin & Marshall
  2. 2. 10 Minutes ... Source: / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
  3. 3. Plan Produce Practice Present
  4. 4. 1Plan
  5. 5. ‘‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin
  6. 6. What’s the Story What are the goals of the presentation? Who’s the audience? How much time do you have? Use paper and pencil first. Adopt a structure. Create a rough storyboard.
  7. 7. (Overly) Simple Plan ❶ Tell them what you’re going to say ❷ Say it ❸ Tell them what you said
  8. 8. To PowerPoint or Not to PowerPoint?
  9. 9. 2Produce
  10. 10. ‘‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo daVinci
  11. 11. Basic Design Guidelines ❶ Font Size and Style (30 point or greater) ❷ Lines per slide (6-8 lines per slide) ❸ White space is your friend. ❹ Appropriate use of color and graphics ❺ Use animations and transitions to help clarify an idea - not just because you can. Keep it simple.
  12. 12. Ask Google “effective presentation tips” “effective presentations” “effective powerpoint presentations” “worst powerpoint presentation ever”
  13. 13. Simple Design Rules* ❶ One point per slide ❷Very Few Fonts ❸ Few matching colors ❹ Photos, not clipart. Death By PowerPoint and How to Avoid It Alexei Kapterev * Pun intended
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  15. 15. Chilean Exports • Fresh fruit leads Chile's export mix - Chile emerges as major supplier of fresh fruit to world market due to ample natural resources, consumer demand for fresh fruit during winter season in U.S. and Europe, and incentives in agricultural policies of Chilean government, encouraging trend toward diversification of exports and development of nontraditional crops - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report • Chile is among the developing economies taking advantage of these trends, pursuing a free market economy. This has allowed for diversification through the expansion of fruit production for export, especially to the U.S. and Western Europe. Chile has successfully diversified its agricultural sector to the extent that it is now a major fruit exporting nation. Many countries view Chile's diversification of agriculture as a model to be followed. • Meanwhile, the U.S. remains the largest single market for Chile's fruit exports. However, increasing demand from the EC and Central and East European countries combined may eventually surpass exports to the U.S., spurring further growth in Chile's exports. • If you’ve read this far, your eyes probably hurt and you’ve been reading this tedious long- winded text instead of listening to me. I’m insulted- can’t you see I’m doing a presentation up here? Look at me! Congratulations, however, on having such good eyesight. From Quite PossiblyTheWorld'sWorst PowerPoint Presentation Ever Source:
  16. 16. Edward Tufte TheVisual Display of Quantitative Information Source:
  17. 17. Produce What? Slides • Notes • Handouts Presentation Zen - Garr Reynolds
  18. 18. Slideuments = slide + document Garr Reynolds
  19. 19. ❶ Keep your slides simple and employ good design techniques ❷ Don’t overload your slides with too much information. ❸ Use speaker notes and handouts to reinforce your slides. ❹ Avoid slideuments and chart junk. T!PS
  20. 20. 3Practice
  21. 21. ‘‘I know you've heard it a thousand times before.But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good,you have to practice, practice,practice. Ray Bradbury
  22. 22. T!PS ❶ Practice ❷ Practice ❸ Practice
  23. 23. 4Present
  24. 24. ‘‘Be sincere; be brief; be seated. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  25. 25. T!PS ❶ Speak loudly and clearly. ❷ Make eye contact. ❸ Speak to the audience; don’t read from your slides. ❹ Have a back-up plan. ❺ Have fun!
  26. 26. Sharing SlideShare YouTube Google Docs
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  28. 28. Plan Produce Practice Present