Preparation Objectives Limitations Main Points Beginning Middle End Review & Revise Visuals
Objectives Provide road map for teaching Description of the learner outcome one expects from the lesson Specific and measurable Begin with “The student will be able to…”
Limitations How long? What format are you expected to follow? Where will your presentation be given? What is the layout of the room – can it be changed?
Main Points What are your main points –No more than 3 points in a 10 minute talk Is there a logical connection between those points? –Be sure to connect the dots What evidence can you produce to support your points and make your case clear?
Beginning Brief introduction Can they see and hear you? When will you take questions? Outline the structure of the talk Get the attention of the audience –Anecdote, question, contradictory statements
Middle Present your information in a variety of ways to accommodate a variety of learning styles –Examples, anecdotes, case studies –Charts and graphs –Handouts –Video clips –Artifacts which can be shared with the audience
Some DOs and DON’Ts DO Use appropriate techniques to enhance learning DO Interact with students DO Budget your time - Technology requires this
Some DOs and DON’Ts DON’T allow technology to dictate content DON’T read screens, use them to drive discussion
Common problems Too much information per slide Busy backgrounds Multiple backgrounds in same presentation Misuse of color Font size or style
u Keep information as brief as you can. Don’t use fancy graphics, they may look good but they just become a blur to many users. Try not to put up notes that go on and on about the subject as it will just become a reading exercise for the audience and they really do not have to put up with it, as they have come to listen to you and not see how much information you can put on a slide. Besides less is in fact more as you can then divert away from the set text if audience participation........
Too much information Usually three to five topics maximum Allow white space for easy reading Highlight important or key words
Font size or style (44) Use a font size that can be seen –This is too small (16 Arial) –Minimum font size for presentation usually 24 –or 24 bold –This is 32 Arial Too many different styles can distract from the message
Use Bullets, Not Numbers Bullets imply no significant order Use numbers only to show rank or sequence
Your Slides are Not your Presentation Your slides are a focus for your presentation BUT They are not the presentation You present your information with slides to focus interest on what you think is important
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