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How to Create a Powerful Presentation

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How to Create a Powerful Presentation

  1. 1. How to Create a Powerful PresentationFor teachers<br />GretchenYoung<br />
  2. 2. Research & Outline<br />Research your topic!<br />This prevents mistakes<br />Ensures students will have the correct information<br />Allows you to feel more comfortable with the topic<br />Plan your presentation!<br />Organization is key<br />Ensures the presentation is coherent and consistent<br />Students know when teachers are not prepared<br />
  3. 3. Some options to enhance your presentation<br />Bulletin boards<br />Posters<br />Models<br />Real objects<br />Maps<br />Graphs<br />Overhead projectors<br />Transparencies<br />Document cameras<br />Digital projectors<br />Broadcast TV<br />Non projected Visuals<br />Projected Visuals<br />
  4. 4. Evaluate your options<br />What is readily available in your classroom?<br />What do your students respond to best?<br />How can you clearly present your information?<br /> When designing your presentation it is important to ask yourself these vital questions.<br />
  5. 5. introduction<br />Oral Presentation<br />Your Introduction should…<br />Grab the students attention<br />Gain their trust with you in control<br />Prepare them for the presentation<br />To do so you can use…<br />Quotations<br />Humor<br />Analogies<br />Anecdotes<br />
  6. 6. The body<br />Oral Presentation<br />Your Body should…<br />Maintain the students interest<br />Keep a steady rhythm <br />Remain on topic <br />Focus on key points<br />To do so you must remember to…<br />Use the most important key points in between lesser important points<br />Use no more than 5 key points<br />Maintain eye contact and enthusiasm<br />
  7. 7. Conclusion<br />Oral Presentation<br />Your Conclusion should…<br />Reinstate the introduction<br />Leave a lasting impression<br />Open the floor for questions<br />To do so you can…<br />Re-summarize the main points of the body<br />Final words should capture the essence of the presentation<br />
  8. 8. Designing your Visual Aid<br />Key Guidelines to Remember<br />Relevance: only use elements that will clarify the message, not detract from it to maintain student’s attention.<br />Coherance: include elements that support and enhance the message to avoid confusion for students.<br />Consitency: all elements should be in harmony to send a clear message to students.<br />
  9. 9. More Helpful Design Advice<br />Text & Font<br /><ul><li>Never use smaller than 18 pt. Font
  10. 10. Never use more than three Fonts
  11. 11. Use minimal text</li></ul>Color & Background<br /><ul><li>Use a dark background with light font
  12. 12. Use color contrast to add interest</li></ul>Graphics<br /><ul><li>Avoid complex diagrams
  13. 13. Use pictures that enhance the subject
  14. 14. Use special effects sparingly</li></li></ul><li>Edit, Review & practice<br />Final Steps<br />edit your visual aids to only include information that will <br />COMPLIMENT not DUPLICATE<br /> your presentation.<br />review your presentation for errors<br />practice your presentation to feel more comfortable<br />
  15. 15. References………………………..<br />Jukes, Ian. &quot;Powerful Presentations.&quot; Bringing Down the House:Creating Sensational Knock-your-socks off Presentations (2005): Web. 19 Feb 2010<br />Lever-Duffy, Judy “Teaching and Learning with Technology” 3rdEd. (2008) Pearson Education, United States of America.<br />

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