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How to Present a Presentation

How to Present a Presentation

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  1. How to Present a Presentation By Mrs. McCann, Ms. Wilkins, Ms. York

  2. What a presentation is not… • Boring • Complete sentences • Cut and copied text • Your backside to the audience • No eye contact or voice inflection • Unrehearsed or unprepared • Reading to the audience

  3. So let’s begin • Start with your ideas • Create an outline • on paper • use outline feature in MS PowerPoint • or use http://www.mindmapping.com • Include the title and presenters • Add an Attention Getter

  4. What is an outline? • Major idea • Supporting facts 2. Major idea • Supporting facts 3. Conclusion ?

  5. Remembering what to say • Write personal notes in the notes section • Print notes or use note cards during presentation

  6. Props • Use props to deliver your message • Use your voice to keep audience attention • Move about if possible

  7. What does an slide look like in Microsoft PowerPoint? • Bullets or “talking points” • Slide title font size 38 • Bullet font size no smaller than 21

  8. The Rule of • 7 or fewer words per line • 7 bullets or fewer on a slide • Font not smaller than 3 x 7 points = 21

  9. Slide Backgrounds • Use light-colored backgrounds • Use dark text • Use a consistent color theme

  10. Slide Graphics • Keep your audience engaged with graphics • Limit graphics to 1 per every 2 to 3 slides • Avoid cute animations or screen transitions, unless they are appropriate

  11. Think you are ready? • Check the rubric • Proofread your slides • Compose your notes • Divide if you are working with partners • Practice, Practice, Practice

  12. Breath deeply before starting • Use a strong voice • Enunciate clearly • Drink water before presenting

  13. Check Yourself • Dress appropriately • Hair should not cover your face or eyes • Be enthusiastic, passionate and sincere • Smile

  14. How to present • Introduce yourself and your partner • Introduce the topic • Establish eye-contact and be confident • Discuss information/details with the audience • Plan to include a “Q and A session”

  15. Do not. . . ●Read the slides to the audience. The audience can read silently faster

  16. The B Key • Pressing the B key on the keyboard will temporarily turn off the projector • Using this feature allows the presenter(s) to reestablish eye-contact with the audience

  17. Things to avoid • Cute fonts and backgrounds • Distracting animations and transitions • Crowded slides • Misspelled words - Proofread!

  18. Give credit • Cite your references • For this presentation the following website was used: http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/skills/presentations.aspx • For this presentation information from Dynamic Presentations for Dynamic Leaders DKG International convention presentation was used