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# 10 Tips to Make your Presentations and Papers Rock!

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Let's get visual! This is a presentation for my first year students in the MPA and MBA classes at Presidio Graduate School. All ten of these tips apply to both written papers and spoken presentations. Be sure to click on the periodic table of visualization for a ton of great content on infographic tools.

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### 10 Tips to Make your Presentations and Papers Rock!

1. 1. 10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS ROCK! Amanda Joy Ravenhill Presidio Graduate School
2. 2. VISUAL TIPS1. Numbers 2. More Images 3. Guides 4. Diagrams 5. Hierarchy
3. 3. If there is a number you can make a graph Give numbers context 1. NUMBERS1. Numbers 2. More Images 3. Guides 4. Diagrams 5. Hierarchy
4. 4. Your audience wants to imagine, give them a hand with pictures.2. MORE IMAGES LESS WORDS1. Numbers 2. More Images 3. Guides 4. Diagrams 5. Hierarchy
5. 5. remind your audience where you are 3. GUIDES1. Numbers 2. More Images 3. Guides 4. Diagrams 5. Hierarchy
6. 6. Periodic table of visualizations, diagrams, maps, methods and more 4. DIAGRAMS1. Numbers 2. More Images 3. Guides 4. Diagrams 5. Hierarchy
7. 7. There should be one stand out image or word, then sub-points 5. HIERARCHY 1. Numbers 2. More Images 3. Guides 4. Diagrams 5. Hierarchy
8. 8. COMMUNICATION TIPS1. Strong start 2. Organization 3. Language 4. Storyline 5. Purpose
9. 9. memorize your intro and conclusion anecdotes quotes 1. STRONG START1. Strong start 2. Organization 3. Language 4. Storyline 5. Purpose
10. 10. tell them^3tell them what you’ll tell them tell them what you tell them told them 2. ORGANIZATION1. Strong start 2. Organization 3. Language 4. Storyline 5. Purpose
11. 11. metaphor deﬁnitions Nancy Duarte ﬁller words Resonate body language tinyurl.com/mlkjr-duarte 3. LANGUAGE1. Strong start 2. Organization 3. Language 4. Storyline 5. Purpose
12. 12. character climax resolution anecdotes 4. STORYLINE1. Strong start 2. Organization 3. Language 4. Storyline 5. Purpose
13. 13. inform persuade humor 5. PURPOSE1. Strong start 2. Organization 3. Language 4. Storyline 5. Purpose
14. 14. 10 TIPS VISUAL COMMUNICATION 1. Numbers 1. Strong start2. More images, less words 2. Organization 3. Guides 3. Language 4. Diagrams 4. Storyline 5. Hierarchy 5. Purpose ROCK ON!