HOW TO GIVE A POWERFULL PRESENTATION IN YOUR CLASSROOM Painting by: Jenna E. Lansing
There are so many different types of technologies to use when giving a presentation, such as: Overhead Projectors, Slide Projectors Film Projectors or DVD Players LCD or Plasma monitor, computer display PowerPoints Although as teachers we will have several types of technologies that can help us when giving a presentation, we still need to be able to execute our presentations in a manner suitable to our audience, whom ever they may be.
Before you give your presentation you should first make sure that you have set your presentation up in a way that will help keep the attention of your audience. There are several guide lines to try and follow when creating a successful presentation, such as: Start with the end in mind Be consistent and don’t confuse the viewer Develop an effective opening Use the rule of three Add images that are relevant to your subject Choose colors and text types that are appealing to the eye
Think to your self; “ What do I wand the audience to walk away with?” You should also try to think of a single theme mission statement, just one sentence, that can guide how to organize the presentation START WITH THE END IN MIND BE CONSISTENT Don’t confuse your audience. If you are not consistent you may lose your audience. Always remember, if you are confused by what you are saying, then everyone in the room is too.
DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE OPENING When creating the opening of your presentation you want to be sure that you clearly identify what the presentation is going to be about. You also want to make sure that your opening contains some interesting factors. If your presentation starts out boring you will lose your audience before you even have a chance to get started. THE RULE OF THREE http://www.wikihow.com/Give-a-Powerful-Presentation-when-You-Have-Little-Time-to-Prepare The rule of three refers to the most common way to structure a presentation. There are three main parts to a presentation when using the rule of threes; THE OPENING THE BOBY THE ENDDING
USE IMAGES THAT ARE RELEVENT TO YOUR SUBJECT Be certain that you use images that have relevance to your topic. Do not insert images that have nothing to do with your presentation. For example in my second slide all of my images were relevant to what that particular slide was about. NOT RELEVENT CHOOSE COLORS, BACKGROUNDS AND TEXT TYPES THAT ARE APPEILING TO THE EYE You should choose colors that “pop.” For example white wording on a black background. You images should also contain appealing colors. In my own opinion when creating a presentation you should use colors that excite the eye, especially if you are dealing with children, and never use all black and white, unless of cores you are presenting to the color blind.
After you decide how you want to set up your presentation visually you need to figure out how you want to address your audience orally . You should make sure that you are well versed in what you are presenting/ teaching. You should also make sure that your vocabulary fits the age group of your audience, if you are teaching second graders then you should not speak to them as if they were college students and vice versa. Also try to keep away from using “um,” “like,” and “uh.”
When presenting you should also move around and not stay in stiff or still in one area Here are some common body postures and their supposed hidden psychological meanings: • Arms behind your back? You're confident. • Fists clenched? You're hiding something. • Palms facing the audience? You're being open with them. • Hands on your hips? You're trying to intimidate. • Rubbing your neck? You're not sure about what you're saying. • Scratching your nose? You're not being truthful. • Arms crossed over your chest? You're defensive. • Raising your eyebrows? You're interested and alert.
HOW TO END YOUR PRESENTATION When you finally come to the end of your presentation you should give an overview of what you just went over. You should also allow a question and answer segment at the end of your presentation, especially if you are presenting to students, clarify what needs clarifying and answer any questions your audience may have on your presented subject. The End
INFORMAL WORKS CITED http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi http://www.wikihow.com/Give-a-Powerful-Presentation-when-You-Have-Little-Time-to-Prepare Bringing Down the House: Creating Sensational Knock-Your-Socks Off Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message with Power and Pizzazz By Ian JukesThe InfoSavvy Groupijukes@mindspring. Lever-Duffy, Judy, Jean McDonald, , and . Teaching and Learning With Technology + Myeducationkit . 4th. Allyn & Bacon, 2010. 4-23. Print.