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The art and practice of effective presentations b

  1. 1. The Art and Practice of Effective Presentations 3b Rowan Wagner Language Services Direct
  2. 2. Session Overview Something new to think about  Rubric  Some informative presentation assignment objectives  The Assignment - Invention - Arrangement - Style - Memory - Delivery  Questions  References/Sources 
  3. 3. Informative Presentation Rubric Doesn’t Meet Expectations Invention: topic, time and audience Addresses points appropriate to the audience Balanced breadth and depth within the topic Invention: evidence and explanation Includes appropriate and varied evidence Uses the evidence to explain the topic clearly Arrangement Arranges the presentation in a clear and logical manner Orients the audience to the topic in the interdiction clearly and effectively Transitions between the main parts of the presentation clearly and effectively Concludes the presentation appropriately and effectively Style Used clear and accessible language Demonstrated a thorough understanding of the topic Conveyed a sense of excitement and/or interested in the topic Memory Used notes effectively and appropriately Delivery Used projection effectively and appropriately Used pacing and pausing effectively and appropriately Used gestures and movement effectively and appropriately Informative Presentation Rubric Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
  4. 4. Some informative presentation assignment objectives  Respond  Design  Explain  Arrange  Extemporize  Use  Speak
  5. 5. The Assignment  You will deliver a 5-10 minute presentation  The topic should be of personal interest to the presenter  The focus of the presentation focus is to either to inform or educate
  6. 6. The Assignment - Invention  You have 5 minutes to brainstorm a topic that is a personal interest that you would like share with members of the course.  Then over the next 25 minutes; using the informative presentation rubric, on paper address some of the issues of topic, time, audience, evidence and explanation  You may use a mind map, the impromptu presentation model, simple outline or any other organization device to organize your thoughts on paper
  7. 7. Assignment - Arrangement  Looking at the draft material you have organized so far; now think about how you would arrange the material as per the informative presentation rubric and over the next 15 minutes draft out a simple outline of how you arrange your presentation
  8. 8. The Assignment - Style  As it is a topic of personal interest, there should in the presentation a strong sense of confidence of expertise  A natural level of enthusiasm or excitement  Which is communicated in a clear and simple language  Using your previous drafts take about 10 minutes and write down some key terms you will use to convey your main points, think upon if you are introducing new terms how they will be explained in manner that would allow you present your excitement or enthusiasm
  9. 9. Assignment Memory  Try to keep your notes or prompts to simple terms or key points  Review your drafts - are the key points ideas, words or phrase you can use that would eliminate the need for notes  Remember mnemonic devices or pictures can ver y useful
  10. 10. Assignment - Delivery  Once you have a good draft done; begin to practice as much as possible, focusing on projection, pace, pausing and gestures  If incorporating gesture's, make sure they feel a natural part of the presentation and practice a range  Time yourself when practicing  Run through without stopping and restarting in practice as much as possible
  11. 11. Questions
  12. 12. References/sources  The A to Z of Presentations - Eric Garner: available at