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Perfecting Your Presentation Visuals

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Overview of presentation types and then discusses desgn elements of visuals.

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Perfecting Your Presentation Visuals

  1. 1. Perfecting Your Presentation: Visuals Virginia Morgan, EdD Alabama Cooperative Extension System
  2. 2. What does your audience expect from you? Identify your audience and determine their needs.
  3. 3. Will you: Inform Persuade Inspire Entertain? Define the purpose of your presentation.
  4. 4. Develop Opening  Body  Closing 
  5. 5. Patio gardens (Exercise 1) Audience: 25 young adults (21 – 30)  5-minute speech to persuade  Topic: Container-grown vegetables  Develop outline  ◦ Opening ◦ Body ◦ Closing
  6. 6. Bodies need support
  7. 7. Why use visuals? We remember by Touch, taste, smell Hearing Seeing
  8. 8. What makes a terrible PowerPoint presentation? Don McMillan says…
  9. 9. Does design matter? “We must be design-mindful. Design is strategic … the DESIGN of the “thing” must be so compelling that it serves as a key differentiator.” -- www. garrreynolds.com
  10. 10. Basic design principles Unity  Gestalt  Space 
  11. 11. More basic design principles Color  Dominance  Hierarchy  Balance 
  12. 12. Support materials Enhance your message Engage your audience
  13. 13. Patio gardens (Exercise 2)
  14. 14. (Self) Test Time What are the three basic parts of a  presentation? Which physical sense is the most  used to help us remember? Name four types of support material  you might use in a presentation.
  15. 15. (Self) Test Time cont’d What guidelines do you consider most  important when you create support materials for your presentations? What elements should you consider  when designing [PowerPoint] slides?
  16. 16. Assessment and Evaluation Did participants  learn? Was the  presenter effective?
  17. 17. Keys to great presentations Define your goal  Develop appropriate content  Create or find excellent support  materials Practice your delivery  Make corrections 
  18. 18. Resources Creating Effective PowerPoint  Presentations Design: Exploring the Elements &  Principles Graphic Design Fundamentals 
  19. 19. More Resources Presenting Effective Presentations  with Visual Aids Public Speaking: Use All the Senses  Top Ten Slide Tips 

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