Main Ideas with subpoints
Use Key words and phrases-not complete sentences-certainly not complete paragraphs
Organize your main ideas -Most important to least-Or Least important to most
Use as few slides as possible for your time limit and topic-
Choose main points carefully
Light colors do not display as well with the lights on. Choose dark or bold colors on light
background or the reverse.
Make sure whatever you choose does not hurt the eyes. You want your audience to
read it, not go blind!
Font size-Choose a little higher than the default in the design. It’s very hard to read
when projected on the wall unless the font is large enough.
Do not read the slides. Let the audience read; you explain. This means you must have
notes and you must know your material. You do not want to stand there and read your
notes either. Your classmates could have read the book. Teach them instead.
Pictures-from clip art, websites, Google images-relevant-enlarge, but do not stretch out
the pixels too much (copying a small picture and enlarging it to fit the screen usually
Short Video clips
Speaking in front of the class-eye contact, practice, knowing your content, knowledge
that everyone else has to do this too can take away the fright-Groups can share the
limelight and change speakers as the main points change.
Speak loud enough so the person in the back row can hear you. Speak TO the
Less is better
Main Ideas with supporting details
Key Words or Phrases not
huge amounts of information
Most important to least important
Least important to Most important
Keep supporting details with their
Don’t skip around.
Enter URL from site will mean you will need
Internet access during the presentation.
It’s usually best to download the video to a
USB or laptop file.
Sound & Movement
You can customize your slides with sound
and movement, but adding too much will
For instructional purposes
Use mostly Pictures
Information: limit to phrases
Not permitted to use trademarks
Cite your sources for anything not just general
Before the presentation
During the presentation
Use Eye Contact
Use appropriate Volume
Don’t just read – TEACH!
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