Rachel McKenny, Dept. of English -- Spring 2013. Giving a Presentation with Visual Aids. Keep it simple Don’t overload your slides with words Six lines of less than six words each is a classic rule of thumb--- 6x6 rule Don’t overdo it on the animations Make labels and text easily read
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Rachel McKenny, Dept. of English -- Spring 2013
Giving a Presentation with Visual Aids
Summarized from The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen Lucas, 10thed
What’s Wrong with the Following Slides?
Work on color design
Check to make sure bullet points are working
Perhaps less detailed
Important areas highlighted
Allow each picture to be its own slide
Use hi-res pictures
Check font color
“Since the first film’s release, about 266,000 people have visited the half-ruined Hobbiton, according to Tourism New Zealand, with a majority from abroad. More than 50,000 people came in 2004 alone, when Lord of the Rings fever peaked following the release of the Oscar-winning third installment. In fact 6 percent of all New Zealand visitors that year, or about 150,000 people, listed the movies as a “main” reason for coming; 11,200 said it was their only reason.”- The Spec, 2012
No block of text
Change color scheme
The following slides have random images on them. Practice interacting with and referring to the slides which follow, speaking for roughly 30-60 seconds.
You can describe the picture, talk about its content, give your opinion of the object, or