Preparing YourPresentation Richard Sapon-White February 18, 2013
Know What You Will PresentDo your background reading! Go beyond the initial articles Search for other articles or read cited articlesIf necessary, focus your talk on one or two particularaspectsCreate an outline Introduction Make your points ConclusionFill in your outline with notes
General StructureTell what you will say (Introduction)Say it (Main Points)Tell what you said (Conclusion)
Create Your PowerPointPresentationTitle slideOutline slideSlides for your main pointsConcluding slideYou may use another presentation software package ifyou prefer. Make sure it will work on the classroomcomputer before your presentation!
Keep in Mind…Illustrate your talkAvoid lots of textUse animations
Practice Your TalkAsk yourself: Do your points follow one anotherlogically? Do you make good transitions from one pointto the next?What questions might the class ask? Are you preparedto answer them?How could you illustrate your talk to make your pointsclearer?Time yourself (should be 30 minutes)!! Considerpracticing in front of a classmate, friend, or familymember
Final SlideThank your audienceInclude your name [and contact information]Posting site for your presentation Please post to SlideShare May also include links and citations for more information
During the presentation…1. Stand2. Speak loudly and clearly3. Make eye contact with your audience4. Take your time presenting, but avoid long silences5. Avoid reading your slides6. Enjoy yourself!
Final actionsAfter your presentation, please send your presentationto email@example.comIF you want feedback BEFORE your PowerPoint, pleasesend by midnight on the Thursday prior to yourpresentation time. I will send you feedback by midnight on Friday