The resources below will explain how you can create an effective presentation. It will also cover some ways that you can prepare yourself and your material. A lot of the work for giving a presentation comes before you deliver it. Developing informative content, creating clear visual aids, and making sure you are prepared will all make a presentation go more smoothly, even if you are nervous.
Before you begin, use an Assignment Tracker form or Assignment Calculator website to determine how much prep time you need. Guideline: for every 5% plan to spend 2 hours on it.
Make sure that you are comfortable using any technology that is part of your presentation.
Have a backup copy of your presentation in case technology fails.
Watch this video or read the instructions below to learn how to develop the content of your presentation, and how to create effective visual aids.
Remember: You can’t read your presentation off of a script, so don’t write an essay. Instead, use bullet points to remind you of the next key point.
Be sure to know the expected length of time for the presentation and plan accordingly. Make sure you have enough to say.
Structuring your content is an important part of an effective presentation. It is important to know what to include in your presentation and when to include it.
Complete the activity to learn how to structure your presentation. You can also use the tip sheet below as a quick reference when you are creating future presentations.
Watch the video or read the tips to learn some ways to prepare for a presentation so that it will go smoothly.
You can also use the tip sheet below as a reference when you are preparing for future presentations