Designing Documents,Slides, and ScreenNotes on Module Five andAdditional Material
HandoutsMake it clear how you intend the audience touse your handouts
PurposesTaking notes (design with space fornotes)Future Reference (make it ―file-able‖)Large amounts of information(make the information easy to find)Documentation (might not benecessary during presentation.
When to Distribute?Decide when the mostappropriate time to distributethem to the audience.If the audience has a handout,it’s demanding attention.
Integrate into PresentationRefer to them in yourpresentation.No handout stands on its own.
“Pass-Arounds”Generally not a good idea.Only one or two people canexperience the item when you’reactually referring to it – all theother times, it is a distraction.Consider effective alternatives.
Demonstrationsconsider using people from theaudience, make sure theoutcome is predictable or thatyou can handle the possibleresults, practice.
Food?Important to ask the question:―What does this accomplish?‖ or―How does this help?‖Make sure it’s directly andexplicitly practical to youraudience.Limit audience time with food.
Help a Slide OutNo presentation aid—whether aslide, a video, a sound clip, andimage, a handout, etc.—nopresentation aid stands on itsown.You’ve got to introduce it, referto it, and make it practical.