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Planning a Presentation 1 www.library.qut.edu.au QUT Library Planning a Presentation
2 Preparing a presentation These slides will help you prepare an oral presentation. For more advice on preparing and delivering a presentation go to ‘Presenting’ in Studywell
Planning a Presentation 3 Planning a presentation ResearchWriting StructurePractise
Planning a Presentation 4 Planning a presentation ResearchWriting StructurePractise
Planning a Presentation 5 Audience Speaker Task ResearchWriting StructurePractise What sort of speaker are you? Comedian Politician Lawyer What kind of presentation do you need to give? Teacher Objective report Persuasive speech Project proposal Research Students Theatre attendees Professionals Who is your audience?
Planning a Presentation 6 Task Researching material for a presentation is similar to researching for an assignment. Visit the library in person or online to research your topic. Go to ‘Research’ on Studywell for more resources. ResearchWriting StructurePractise Task
Planning a Presentation 7 Task YouTube Skim readings to pinpoint relevant sections for your presentation. Consider a variety of materials to incorporate. Images ResearchWriting StructurePractise Task Physical objects
Planning a Presentation 8 Task. ResearchWriting StructurePractise Task Write notes and create a concept map of how ideas tie together. –Use the concept map to consider the relationships between each piece of information.
Planning a Presentation 9 Audience Consider the audience –How much do they already know? –How much is too much information? ResearchWriting StructurePractise Audience Not enough Too much
Planning a Presentation 10 Comedian—enjoys making jokes? Allow time to interact with the audience. What is your speaking style? Lawyer—enjoys argument and debate Ask the audience questions ResearchWriting StructurePractise Speaker Politician—enjoys inspiring people Highlight the impact of ideas in broader domains. Teacher—enjoys educating Use different modalities, e.g. sound, sight, touch to engage the audience
Planning a Presentation 11 Speaker How much do you already know about the topic? Use information and resources you feel comfortable with. Include small facts that you find fascinating –The audience will be more receptive if they see you enjoying yourself ResearchWriting StructurePractise Speaker
Planning a Presentation 12 Research Audience Speaker Task Once you have a collection of notes, ideas, objects, multi-media content etc..., it is time to write the presentation itself. ResearchWriting StructurePractise
Planning a Presentation 13 Planning a presentation ResearchWriting StructurePractise
Planning a Presentation 14 Writing ResearchWriting StructurePractise Writing a presentation means putting together a logical sequence of ideas to satisfy the task. Use brief bullet points, concept maps or numbered ideas to show how each part connects to the next. Try writing directly into PowerPoint
Planning a Presentation 15 PowerPoint Tips ResearchWriting StructurePractise Write detailed notes below each slide for reference Each slide should have less than 50 words 50 words is only 2 Tweets
Planning a Presentation 16 PowerPoint Tips Avoid Clashing colours, strange angles and wordy descriptions of what you are writing that will be hard to read and distract the audience. ResearchWriting StructurePractise Use a visual marker to structure your talk Aim for at least one graphic per slide
Planning a Presentation 17 Planning a presentation ResearchWriting StructurePractise
Planning a Presentation 18 Summarize the main points of the talk. The structure of the talk should be outlined The scope (or limits) should be explained Introduction BodyConclusion ResearchWriting Structure Practise 1 2 3
Planning a Presentation 19 Each section should develop one idea Support claims with evidence Link sections together to create flow. Introduction Body Conclusion ResearchWriting StructurePractise
Planning a Presentation 20 Structure Summarize the main points of your presentation. Repeat the main point of the presentation Restate your thesis Introduction BodyConclusion ResearchWriting StructurePractise
Planning a Presentation 21 Planning a presentation ResearchWriting Structure Practise
Planning a Presentation 22 Practising a presentation is as important as editing an essay. Practise ResearchWriting StructurePractise Record an MP3 of yourself talking and learn how to speak more clearly Practise your presentation with a friend.
Planning a Presentation 23 Practise Time yourself Become familiar with the technology you need to use ResearchWriting Structure Practise Be mindful of physical habits like touching hair or pacing up and down
Planning a Presentation 24 Image References (in order of appearance) PAGES 1-7 KHER, 'Fear of Public Speaking Phobia ', In: http://thepublicspeaking-tips.blogspot.com/2009/06/fear-of-public- speaking-phobia.html, ed, 2009, small scared man speaking to audience of large people (drawing) Herval, 'Wondering...' In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/herval/4100799233/, ed, 2009, A women looks pensively to the side. David Erickson, 'Martin Luther King Jr. - I Have A Dream Speech', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/e- strategycom/1054179588/, ed, 2007, Martin Luther King Jr. In: http://sha3teely.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/barack_obama.jpg, ed, A photograph of Barack Obama giving a speech. Kathleen Conklin, 'The Queen's Christmas Speech', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ktylerconk/2167023439/, ed, 2008, Queen Elizabeth II gives Christmas speech. QUT, 'Gardens Point Library', In: DSC_0063.JPG, ed, 2002, External view of QUT library Gardens Point. Willmed, 'Screen capture of Creative Commons - Get Creative YouTube clip', In: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io3BrAQl3so, ed, 2007, A screen capture of Creative Commons - Get Creative YouTube clip. QUT, 'Reviewing', In: reviewing.jpg, ed, 2009, A graph showing percentage remembered over time with or without review.
Planning a Presentation 25 Image References (in order of appearance) PAGES 7-10 Andy Hay, 'Skull and jaw bones', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andyhay/396959565/, ed, 2007, A skull and jaw bone. dplastino, 'WU MING - Mind Map', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marea/4035666628/, ed, 2009, A multi- coloured concept map. Colin Mutchler, 'Groupwork in finance', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/activefree/67963542/, ed, 2005, Some students working together with butcher paper, whiteboard, laptops etc. Christoph Michels, 'Text.JPG', In: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Text.JPG, ed, 2006, Close-up of an open book. A Scott, 'Melee', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewscott/3318002255/, ed, 2009, full lecture theatre. Roz Allen, 'IMG_1504', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/therozblog/2624447343/, ed, 2008, A man speaking with arm outstretched Suzy Holm, 'Can't stop laughing at my own joke!' In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bulldogsrule/538788839/, ed, 2007, A horse in a green paddock looks back grinning. Western Sahara, 'Aminatu Haidar en la calle', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sahara/88940167/, ed, 2006, A triumphant woman in crowd raises her arms. Roz Allen, 'ellie_harvie', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/therozblog/2625274024/, ed, 2008, A female debator talks at lecturn holding plastic car horn
Planning a Presentation 26 Image References (in order of appearance) PAGES 11-19 '304x400_student6', In: 304x400_student6.jpg, ed, student in library with laptop. Wim Mulder, 'Writing to reach you', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wimmulder/15653748/, ed, 2005, holding a pen. Matt Hamm, 'Twitter bird logo icon illustration', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthamm/3383916444/, ed, 2009, A blue bird emulating twitter. 'student1', In: http://www.registry.ed.ac.uk/Fees/images/student1.JPG, ed, student using a computer. Evan Leeson, 'Clarity', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/386091626/, ed, 2007, sphere of water on the edge of a blade of grass perfectly reflecting the world. Patrick Medved, 'Structure ', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppix/2305078608/, ed, 2008, steel frame Sarah Macmillan, 'The fence ', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/essjay/3952434562/, ed, 2009, sunset through a chain link fence Aftab Uzzaman, 'Pink ball saga ', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aftab/4139274434/, ed, 2009, pink golf ball on beach pebbles Eric Lin, 'Support structure for main terrace, park guell', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/phonescoop/98402233/, ed, 2006, Columns supporting a mosaic roof
Planning a Presentation 27 Image References (in order of appearance) PAGES 19-23 Celeste Goulding, 'Wonderful early victorian hand motif bracelet ', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/perfectjewels/2130677387, ed, 2007, bracelet with ornate links, patterned beads and a hand on the end Elliott Brown, 'Statue of George I outside The Barber Institue of Fine Arts - the horse's tail ', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ell-r-brown/4207405714/, ed, 2009, tail end of statue of horse. Sarietha, 'Repeating Patterns', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarietha/1794451071/, ed, 2007, A set of lights repeated down a hallway. Z. Smith Reynolds, 'Students Multi-task When Studying for Exams', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zsrlibrary/2100508662/, ed, 2007. QUT, In: 081015qut_srp361.jpg, ed, 2008, blonde girl faces camera, boy and girl face towards her. Kevin Collins, 'Stopped Watch', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevincollins/38513145/, ed, 2005, A diving watch. Henriette Cramer, 'Student presentation', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hcramer/2601438883/, ed, 2008, Two students giving a presentation with visual aids (lots of medical chords & equipment). Rachel Cobcroft, 'John Wilbanks', In: http://www.flickr.com/photos/felix42/2278259037/, ed, 2008, A lecturer giving a lecture in MELT classroom.