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Presentations: The good, the bad and the ugly. Prepared by D. Fitch Presented by S.F. Stiemer. Outline of presentation:. Why is a good presentation important? Preparing for a presentation Tips for making a good presentation Example thesis presentation evaluation form Concluding comments

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presentations the good the bad and the ugly

Presentations: The good, the bad and the ugly

Prepared by D. Fitch

Presented by S.F. Stiemer

outline of presentation
Outline of presentation:
  • Why is a good presentation important?
  • Preparing for a presentation
  • Tips for making a good presentation
  • Example thesis presentation evaluation form
  • Concluding comments
  • Questions

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why does a good presentation really matter
Why does a good presentation really matter?
  • Consequences of a bad presentation:
    • No one understands or cares what you just talked about
    • Bad grade in a course
    • Decreased standing among peers and superiors
    • Passed over for promotions
    • Don’t get the funding/client/project/etc…
    • Miscommunication / misunderstanding leading to serious errors in technical fields

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preparing for a presentation
Preparing for a presentation
  • Make sure you understand the content
  • Know your audience
  • Try to anticipate questions
  • Only present interesting and essential information
  • Practice giving the presentation on your own
  • Arrive early, check equipment
  • Start presentation on time

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presentation tips to be covered
Outlines

Slide Structure

Fonts

Colour

Background

Graphs

Spelling and Grammar

Conclusions

Questions

Presentation Tips to be Covered

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outline
Outline
  • Make your 1st or 2nd slide an outline of your presentation
    • Ex: previous slide
  • Follow the order of your outline for the rest of the presentation
  • Only place main points on the outline slide
    • Example: Use the titles of each slide as main points

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slide structure good
Slide Structure – Good
  • Use 1-2 slides per minute of your presentation
  • Write in point form, not complete sentences
  • Include 4-5 points per slide
  • Avoid wordiness: use key words and phrases only

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slide structure bad
Slide Structure - Bad
  • This page contains too many words for a presentation slide. It is not written in point form, making it difficult both for your audience to read and for you to present each point. Although there are exactly the same number of points on this slide as the previous slide, it looks much more complicated. In short, your audience will spend too much time trying to read this paragraph instead of listening to you.

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Slide Structure – Good
  • Show one point at a time:
    • Will help audience concentrate on what you are saying
    • Will prevent audience from reading ahead
    • Will help you keep your presentation focused
  • List the slide number and total number of slides at the footer

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slide structure ugly
Slide Structure - Ugly
  • Do not use distracting animation
  • Do not go overboard with the animation
  • Be consistent with the animation that you use

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fonts good
Fonts - Good
  • Use at least an 18-point font
  • Use different size fonts for main points and secondary points
    • this font is 24-point, the main point font is 28-point, and the title font is 36-point
  • Use a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial

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fonts bad
Fonts - Bad
  • If you use a small font, your audience won’t be able to read what you have written
  • CAPITALIZE ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO READ
  • Don’t use a complicated font

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colour good
Colour - Good
  • Use a colour of font that contrasts sharply with the background
    • Example: blue font on white background
  • Use colour to reinforce the logic of your structure
    • Example: light blue title and dark blue text
  • Use colour to emphasize a point
    • But only use this occasionally

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colour bad
Colour - Bad
  • Using a font colour that does not contrast with the background colour is hard to read
  • Using colour for decoration is distracting and annoying.
  • Using a different colour for each point is unnecessary
  • Trying tobe creativecan alsobe bad

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background good
Background - Good
  • Use backgrounds such as this one that are attractive but simple – best: NO BACKGROUND
  • Try to use light backgrounds in dark rooms, and dark backgrounds in light rooms
  • Use the same background consistently throughout your presentation

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background bad
Background – Bad
  • Avoid backgrounds that are distracting or difficult to read from
  • Always be consistent with the background that you use

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graphs
Graphs
  • Use graphs rather than just charts and words
    • Data in graphs is easier to comprehend & retain than is raw data
    • Trends are easier to visualize in graph form
  • Always title your graphs

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graphs bad
Graphs - Bad

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graphs good
Graphs - Good

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graphs ugly
Graphs - Ugly

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spelling and grammar
Spelling and Grammar
  • Proof your slides for:
    • speling mistakes
    • the use of of repeated words words
    • grammatical errors you might have make
  • If English is not your first language, please have someone else check your presentation!

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conclusion
Conclusion
  • Use an effective and strong closing
    • Your audience is likely to remember your last words
  • Use a conclusion slide to:
    • Summarize the main points of your presentation
    • Suggest future avenues

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questions
Questions
  • End your presentation with a simple question slide to:
    • Invite your audience to ask questions
    • Provide a visual aid during question period
    • Avoid ending a presentation abruptly

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concluding comments
Concluding comments
  • Presenting is an important skill
  • Adequate preparation is very important
  • By following simple guidelines as presented previously, it is very easy to make a good presentation

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Questions?????

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