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Mark burgess abridged beginners guide

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Mark burgess abridged beginners guide

  1. 1. An abridged beginner’s guide: a new professional’s reflections on presentations<br />by Mark Burgess<br />Manchester Metropolitan University<br />
  2. 2. Content<br />Making your presentations shine through design<br />
  3. 3. Memory<br />Good presentations aid recall – the ability to retrieve something from memory.<br />It’s important to get the visual element right.<br />Grab the attention of your audience not just by what you say, but how you show it. <br />
  4. 4. OR/AND/NOT<br />Keep it simple<br />Green<br />Marketing<br />
  5. 5. Fonts say it all<br />Classic, formal Times<br />Clean, modern Arial<br />Stylish, reflective Calibri<br />Babyish, playful Comic<br />
  6. 6. Position is everything<br />Many presentations will be given in a very liner structure – we try to stay away from this.<br />This can be tiresome, because its been seen and done on countless presentations.<br />The mind cannot remember one slide to the next – there is nothing distinctive about it.<br />It can take up to much room.<br />People would rather listen than read.<br />You might as well write nothing.<br />
  7. 7. Change of position<br />Move your text to the right<br />Also, put any supplementary text<br />underneath your main point<br />in a different colour <br />
  8. 8. Alternative Words<br />Budget Rome hotel<br />Budget Rome accommodation<br />Budget Rome “Bed and Breakfast”<br />Budget Rome guesthouse<br />
  9. 9. Use graphics<br />Not every Librarianwill wear glasses<br />Simple<br />Bizarre<br />Memorable<br />
  10. 10. Infographics<br />50 percent of all students fail to graduate <br /> with their desired outcome.<br />
  11. 11. Templates<br />Generic templates can look really ugly. They can give the impression that you’ve not put any effort in. Many of your audiences will have seen them time and time again.<br />
  12. 12. You could simply use a solid background colour<br />
  13. 13. Audio Visual Equipment is located on the first and second floor<br />
  14. 14. Keep corporate<br />Is your main starting point for all our electronic resources.<br />Library website<br />
  15. 15. Email: m.burgess@mmu.ac.ukTwitter: MLBurgess_<br />Mark Burgess<br />Manchester Metropolitan University<br />

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