Impact Your Audience: Presentations that Rock!


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Are students disengaged with your traditional presentation design? Are staff members turned off by your presentation delivery? Find out ways to improve your next presentation, whether for professional learning experiences or everyday classroom instruction. Explore concepts in layout & design, strategies for engaging your audience, and presentation techniques used by some of the world’s best speakers. Make your next presentation rock!

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Impact Your Audience: Presentations that Rock!

  1. 1. IMPACT YOUR AUDIENCE: Presentations that rock! Katie Morrow, ESU 8 @KatieMorrow
  2. 2. Disclaimer! “Behind the Scenes” not a “Master Model”
  3. 3. Presentation FAIL! @Twitterhandle
  4. 4. Design. Develop. Deliver. PRESENTATION RENOVATION
  5. 5. Presentation Renovation
  6. 6. Blueprints ARCHITECT
  7. 7. ““I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” -Mark Twain
  8. 8. PREPARATION: Plan, Organize, Write, Sketch, Design, Rehearse Start with paper, not PowerPoint
  9. 9. Theme, Connect to content Emotional connection, Meaning before details Rich narrative, Add real-life examples Why, How, What, Start with the Why Foundation: Your Content. Your Idea. Tell it Well
  10. 10. The Setup Why should I care? The Confrontation How will my idea make your life better? The Resolution What action do I need to take? 3 Act Story
  11. 11. Title Text Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five Nancy Duarte TED Talk
  12. 12. A SHARE A STORY with a neighbor Think of a presentation that resonated with you. Why or How?
  13. 13. Presentation Renovation
  14. 14. Design/Visuals INTERIOR DESIGNER
  15. 15. ““Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Steve Jobs
  16. 16. Brain Rules says… “We pay attention to color, orientation, size, and special attention to motion.” Brain Rules says… “If information is presented orally, people remember about 10%, tested 72 hours after exposure. That figure goes up to 65% if you add a picture.” Stimulate More Senses
  17. 17. Visual literacy, Lynell Burmark “Visuals help people make sense out of the content and direct attention” But remember… 3 Second Rule Vision Trumps All Senses
  18. 18. Avoid Bullets, simplify, simplify Negative Space, is not a bad thing Fonts and Colors, add emphasis Patterns and Repetition, CARP Slide design idea notebook, Extreme Slide Makeover Design & Layout
  19. 19. Master Slides, Edit > Slide Masters Image Editing Tools, Masks, Instant Alpha, Ordering & Grouping, etc. Magic Move, Will change your life! Keynote as Presentation Tool
  20. 20. Title Text Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five Life After Death by PowerPoint
  21. 21. 1 DESIGNER “DON’TS” with Formative D Enter Code: MPZA429
  22. 22. Presentation Renovation
  23. 23. Engagement/ Interaction ELECTRICIAN
  24. 24. ““Knowing isn’t enough; we must apply. Being willing isn’t enough; we must do.” -Leonardo daVinci
  25. 25. Audience Engagement, experiential learning ACDC Energy, direct AND alternating current Blended Learning, practice what we preach! Balance Passive with Active
  26. 26. 4 corners Continuum line Elbow partners share Snowball fight Inside/outside circle Speed dating Fist of five Heads or tails Station rotation Brain breaks Walk and talk Physical Interactions
  27. 27. Backchannels, Todays Meet Twitter, #hashtags, scheduled tweets Polling, PollEverywhere, Mentimeter Sketch responses, Formative, PearDeck Ideation, Padlet, Tricider Digital Tools for Audience Engagement
  28. 28. Title Text Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five Brain Rules Videos
  29. 29. 1 POST AN ELECTRIC IDEA with Padlet E
  30. 30. Presentation Renovation
  31. 31. Delivery CONSTRUCTION CREW
  32. 32. ““People will forget what you said and did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
  33. 33. Anchor yourself on the left, read left to right Gestures, add appropriate motion Don’t read the slides, ever. Reveal personality, incorporate humor Presence & Personality
  34. 34. Plan stops along the way, be intentional Support audience, upload slides and share. Connect with audience, “YOU. WE.” “Dopemine lollipops”
  35. 35. Flow and Beats
  36. 36. 1 REFLECT & ASSESS with Mentimeter C Go to and use the code 42 76 34
  37. 37. A D E C REPEAT TO REMEMBER ARCHITECT: Message and story, meaning before details DESIGNER: Visually Impact, patterns and repetition ELECTRICIAN: Engage your audience, create an experience! CONSTRUCTION CREW: Execute content, connect with audience
  38. 38. Additional Resources
  39. 39. THANK YOU! Appreciation to Pixabay, Unsplash, and Open Clipart for CC0-licensed images @KatieMorrow