6RESEARCH, CONTENT AND DELIVERY PLAN YOUR RESEARCH carefully using print and online databases and resourcesFocus on CONTENT, evidence-based material should be used if availablePROVIDE A MAP OF THE TERRITORY to be covered, present relevant information and summarize content at the end and answer the clinical questionsPRACTICE your presentation at least onceSPEAK CLEARLY and project to your audienceShow ENTHUSIASM for and INTEREST in your topic
7SLIDESFIRST SLIDE should include your presentation title, your name and dateUse DESIGN TEMPLATES or create your ownUse COLORS THAT WORK WELL TOGETHER (Be particularly cautious when using dark colors (such as red or blue letters on a solid black background—they may look readable on the computer screen but be unreadable when projected)BE CONSISTENT with effects, transitions and animationsLimit the number of slides (no more than 12 for a 10-minute presentation)DO NOT APOLOGIZE for any slide. If the content is hard to read, redo it
8TEXT Provide only KEY POINTS on your slides Use upper and lower case - DO NOT USE ALL UPPERCASE AS IT IS HARD TO READUse CLEAR, LARGE, LEGIBLE fonts for textBe consistent with the look and style of text for titles, bulleted points and sub-pointsSPELL check your workPUT REFERENCES on the bottom of each slide to support your point
9OTHER FEATURESUse clip art, AutoShapes, pictures, charts, tables and diagrams to enhance presentation contentUse a chart or graph to present statisticsVary the slide layout (Bulleted List, Two Column Text, Text & Chart, etc.)Use sound and video when appropriate to content
10TIPS TO BE COVERED Outlines Slide Structure Fonts Colour Background GraphsSpelling and GrammarConclusionsQuestions
11SPELLING AND GRAMMAR Proof your slides for: speling mistakesthe use of of repeated wordsgrammatical errors you might have makeIf English is not your first language, please have someone else check your presentation!
12Research your topic. It’s important to spend enough time collecting and confirming information in order to speak with confidence and knowledge.Organize. Organize the main points in the most appropriate order for the topic you’re presenting. Avoid writing complete sentences or paragraphs and prepare note cards to help you elaborate on the information presented.Practice. Do not memorize written texts. Try to understand the topic to the best of your ability so you can communicate it well during the presentation and meet the time limit. Practice for a friend or a family member and get their feedback on your presentation skills.Deal with your stress. It’s common to be stressed before a presentation, try picturing yourself impressing the audience. Also, it’s important to relax before the presentation and think about nothing but how to make the most out of it.Look presentable. Dress well for the presentation, usually a formal outfit is preferred to show the level of professionalism. Appearance says a lot about someone’s personality and confidence.
13Keep eye contact. Do scanning the room technique by keeping an eye contact with as many people as you can.Speak clearly. Speak in a load and clear voice to get your presentation through to the audience even the ones sitting further away.Answer questions at the end of the presentation. Make sure you listen to the questions carefully, ask for clarifications if needed and repeat the question to the rest of the audience to give you more time to think about the answer. If you don’t know the answer for a question be honest and say that you will look into it since you don’t know the answer in the meantime.Learn from your experience. Ask your employers or professors for their feedback to be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses and help you improve for next time.Listen to presentations. Once you’re done presenting you should take the time to listen to other presentations to benefit from presenters’ skills.