Structure of Presentation Introduction Introduce yourself Establish credibility State purpose + outline presentation content Conclusion Keep it positive Summarize main ideas Body Identify main points Give supporting details Keep clear focus
Visuals – Guideliness Cover page: title, date, name(s) Bullets (keywords and phrases); no long sentences Simple and clear Easy to read--appropriate font size Contrasting colors Spell-check every slide! Check visibility. Introduce each slide topic with a complete sentence. Speak to the audience, not the visual. Stop talking when making adjustments to equipment. Change visual when finished with topic. Decide how to advance slides. Make a transition to the next topic and speaker. DesignUse
Nonverbal & Verbal Communication Volume Inflection Articulation Rate Posture Eye contact Facial expression Hand gestures Appropriate dress Voice Body Language
Nonverbal Communication Do’s Face the audience. Look at each person in the audience. Glance at notes occasionally. Smile! Get someone else to click the mouse. Practice in the same room you will be presenting. Don’ts "Do not hold on to anything! "Do not read from your notes or the screen! "Do not put hands in pockets! "Do not keep looking at the screen! "Do not look at the professor only!
Verbal Communication Don’ts "Don’t race through your speech! "Don’t mumble! " Don’t use slang. "Don’t use verbal fillers (“like”, “uh”, “and”) Do’s Speak loudly and clearly; enunciate. Speak slowly but with confidence. Emphasize important points Slow down! Speak louder!
Conclusion Summarize main points (or findings). Emphasize a specific point.
Question & Answer Guidelines Encourage audience to ask questions. Make eye contact with the speaker. Listen carefully. Answer a specific question. Be honest. Avoid interrupting.