Some tips for creating a good presentation
Presentations ď Ž What makes a good/ bad presentation? ď Ž Consider what the presentation is to be used
for and remember you give the presentation, PowerPoint etc is just the illustrations.
Task ď Ž Complete in groups a spider diagram of the
points to consider when giving a presentation.
OVERVIEW OF 3 SECTIONS The opening or introduction The main body The conclusion
INTRODUCTION The opening: To attract attention & introduce yourself “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” To tell the audience of the content
What is your message?
To establish the procedure/order of the
presentation Set out the ‘agenda’ control any interuptions.
THE MAIN PART (THE BODY) Explain the main ideas or points you want to make. Make sure your presentations builds up the evidence to make your point. ď Ž Help audience understand what you are
talking about (language, jargon, etc.)
ď Ž Plan your talk through images, use notes
pages for what you will say.
Tips for Presentations: Speak clearly and slowly (people tend to
rush when nervous!) Use notes not a script. Allow time for people to absorb the information. Don’t be afraid to leave pauses, these will allow you to breathe and the audience to think about what you have said. Don’t read large chunks of text - talk around your slides/notes. Use the images as the focal point for what you are saying. Try using a story board to plan.
Non Verbal Skills - Body Language Try not to fidget, your body language will show
your nerves etc…
Make eye contact with audience, their body
language will show if they are interested or not…
Maintain an open body posture, face the audience,
utilise your notes and preparation.
It will not last long and the more you do the easier it gets. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiEOd7Ks8xk&feature
Images Consider why you have included the image.
Images cont’d What do they illustrate? Statistics show trends, which image should
you use to illustrate trends? Statistics show proportion, which image best shows proportion. Use Excel to produce charts and graphs and make sure they are fully labelled.
Pie chart showing survey results for favourite movie genre.
Labelled histogram Title Labelled Axis Scales
THE CONCLUSION The close: To summarise/remind your audience of the points
you have made and show them how they build up the evidence for your conclusion.
To allow your audience to ask questions.
What does my dress tell my audience? Remember: â€œThere is never a second chance to make a first impression.â€? The way you dress will say things about you. Consider: audience venue remit Which of these is best?
Which is best?
And Lastly…... Be prepared: remember the 5 x P’s
PROPER PREPARATION PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE