1. Four brain –
friendly strategies
for effective
presentations.
2. Discuss steps to
identify critical
content to cover.
3. Summarize shift
from speaker-
centric to learner-
centric
presentations.
Presenting…
Not A Piece Of Cake
Teaches skills in critical thinking
problem solving
collaboration
decision making
evaluation
analysis
knowledge in long-term memory
meaning and connects with existing
working memory as the learner abstracts
an active process...
knowledge in long-term memory
meaning and connects with existing
working memory as the learner abstracts
an active process...
new info with knowledge in long-term memory
for making meaning & connecting
must be given time
Attendees’ brains
We can’t pour info into
Attendees must be given time for
Brain Friendly Strategy #1
meaning-making &
connecting new info
to past knowledge
That requires peer discussion & reflection
Brain Friendly Strategy #1
Talking Head
Talking Head
Passive Listener
The brain does
Brain Friendly Strategy #2
not pay attention
to boring things
Requires storytelling
Brain Friendly Strategy #2
novelty, unusual
images
Attendees must be given time for
Brain Friendly Strategy #1
meaning-making &
connecting new info
to past knowledge
The brain does
Brain Friendly Strategy #2
not pay attention
to boring things
Visuals trump senses in retention & learning
Brain Friendly Strategy #3
Attendees must be given time for
Brain Friendly Strategy #1
meaning-making &
connecting new info
to past knowledge
The brain does
Brain Friendly Strategy #2
not pay attention
to boring things
Visuals trump senses in retention & learning
Brain Friendly Strategy #3
Content should be chunked in
Brain Friendly Strategy #4
10 minute segments
Anchor 10 min segments with
Brain Friendly Strategy #4
Stories
Relevancy
Problems content solves
Attendees must be given time for
Brain Friendly Strategy #1
meaning-making &
connecting new info
to past knowledge
The brain does
Brain Friendly Strategy #2
not pay attention
to boring things
Visuals trump senses in retention & learning
Brain Friendly Strategy #3
Content should be chunked in
Brain Friendly Strategy #4
10 minute segments
Visuals trump senses in retention & learning
Brain Friendly Strategy #3
your audience
Adjust to frequency of
your audience
Tune your message to
Attendees will say,“That session
with me!”
• Sean Rogers
• bionicteaching
• Ha-Wee
• Ben Terrett
• kathryn_rotondo
• (nz) dave
• Pink Sherbet
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Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations
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Most presentations are boring. Audiences of the past were satisfied with boring, dull presentations. Today's audiences are demanding and sophisticated. They want presentations with relevant, cutting-edge, customized information, active engagement and they want to be entertained. T

When information is presented in brain-friendly ways, attendees transition to participants, increase their retention and spread contagious enthusiasm. Designing a presentation that aligns with how the brain naturally learns ensures success.

Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain Friendly Presentations

  1. 1. Four brain – friendly strategies for effective presentations.
  2. 2. Discuss steps to identify critical content to cover.
  3. 3. Summarize shift from speaker- centric to learner- centric presentations.
  4. Presenting… Not A Piece Of Cake
  5. Teaches skills in critical thinking problem solving collaboration decision making evaluation analysis
  6. knowledge in long-term memory meaning and connects with existing working memory as the learner abstracts an active process that takes place in the
  7. knowledge in long-term memory meaning and connects with existing working memory as the learner abstracts an active process that takes place in the
  8. new info with knowledge in long-term memory for making meaning & connecting must be given time
  9. Attendees’ brains We can’t pour info into
  10. Attendees must be given time for Brain Friendly Strategy #1 meaning-making & connecting new info to past knowledge
  11. That requires peer discussion & reflection Brain Friendly Strategy #1
  12. Talking Head
  13. Talking Head Passive Listener
  14. The brain does Brain Friendly Strategy #2 not pay attention to boring things
  15. Requires storytelling Brain Friendly Strategy #2 novelty, unusual images
  16. Attendees must be given time for Brain Friendly Strategy #1 meaning-making & connecting new info to past knowledge
  17. The brain does Brain Friendly Strategy #2 not pay attention to boring things
  18. Visuals trump senses in retention & learning Brain Friendly Strategy #3
  19. Attendees must be given time for Brain Friendly Strategy #1 meaning-making & connecting new info to past knowledge
  20. The brain does Brain Friendly Strategy #2 not pay attention to boring things
  21. Visuals trump senses in retention & learning Brain Friendly Strategy #3
  22. Content should be chunked in Brain Friendly Strategy #4 10 minute segments
  23. Anchor 10 min segments with Brain Friendly Strategy #4 Stories Relevancy Problems content solves
  24. Attendees must be given time for Brain Friendly Strategy #1 meaning-making & connecting new info to past knowledge
  25. The brain does Brain Friendly Strategy #2 not pay attention to boring things
  26. Visuals trump senses in retention & learning Brain Friendly Strategy #3
  27. Content should be chunked in Brain Friendly Strategy #4 10 minute segments
  28. Visuals trump senses in retention & learning Brain Friendly Strategy #3
  29. your audience Adjust to frequency of
  30. your audience Tune your message to
  31. Attendees will say,“That session with me!”
  32. • Sean Rogers • bionicteaching • Ha-Wee • Ben Terrett • kathryn_rotondo • (nz) dave • Pink Sherbet Photography • OakleyOriginals • Clear Inner Vision • Aidan O'Sullivan • wwarby • jModus • BrittneyBush • Leo Reynolds • Keisuke Omi • wecand • Abllo • Bloody Marty Mix • Postaletrice • Piero Molinari • MarS • geekadman • organgeacid
  33. jhurt@velvetchainsaw.com velvetchainsaw.com @JeffHurt

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