Cooking Up a Quality Presentation . Recipes and Ingredients for Group Project Success. Quality Ingredients Matter.
Cooking Up a Quality Presentation
Recipes and Ingredients for Group Project Success
Quality Ingredients Matter
If you think the world of salad is limited to watery lettuce and a few chopped tomatoes and cucumbers, think again. There are an endless amount of wonderful combinations you can make....
A salad is only as good as the quality of its ingredients, and to make a truly great salad you’ve got to use ingredients that are fresh, ripe and in season. --Jamie Oliver
It’s ONE presentation.
Look at each of the items on the chart through the lens of those “3 key things.” Can you emphasize one or more of those core ideas in each section?
With your team, look at the ingredients of your presentation. What order makes sense?
What will help the audience “digest” your ideas?
On the yellow paper, make a foodie flow chart to show the order of your presentation.
The goal is not really to show HOW MUCH you know, but to briefly and concisely deliver the key ideas, insights, and conclusions.
What does this look like?
Now that you’ve considered central ideas for AND the order for the body of your presentation, let’s talk introductions.
Give your audience a reason to be interested.
Draw them in with one of the “hook” or “lead” strategies you use in your essays.
the personal anecdote/story
thought provoking questions
Quotation, song lyric, or short poem
Unusual, impressive, or interesting fact/statistic
Using your foodie flow chart, practice:
Summary and Hand-off
“Now that you have a sense of the texts sacred to the religion, Bob will offer some perspective on….”
What can you do to help your audience participate—to move, reflect on, or enjoy what is unique to your given belief system?
What opportunities for audience engagement or interaction does your topic offer?
“Just as the comedian should leave ‘em laughing, the speaker should leave ‘em thinking.”
-- Peter Jeff
How might your touch back to the introduction in your conclusion?
Conclusions should draw conclusions.
Conclusions take on the “so what?” Why are these ideas worth considering, worth the audience’s attention?
Practice builds confidence!
Look at the audience and not the visual aid.
Move around so the presenter is center stage and
focus on your team-mates when you are not speaking.
Energy! You’re on stage!
Smile! Your audience is on your side!
So, it’s up to you, chefs! Take those quality ingredients, clean them up, arrange them thoughtfully, and help your audience enjoy the dish!