Better Presentations

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Better Presentations

  1. 1. How to Make a Better Presentation Rick Roder
  2. 2. Step One <ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender mix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Step Two <ul><li>Organize Your Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set goals and objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two or Three big ideas per presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep chunks manageable - 1 per slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 7 points per slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No complete sentences </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Step Three <ul><li>Design Your Slide Theme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Font size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound/Video? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No clip art </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Step Four <ul><li>Practice, Practice, Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't read! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try it on a projector </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Step Five <ul><li>Delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't read! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaker note in point form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No keys in pockets </li></ul></ul>

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