A presentation is made up of two parts, a visual part and a spoken part (SHOW and TELL). Make sure you devote time to both. The visual can be a slide show, a poster, an iMovie, or any other visual representation that you can think of.
Remember, keep your slide show simple. Do not overload slides with text. You’ll be speaking, so there’s no need to have tons of words in your slideshow.
View the presentations below to help you create effective presentations.
This slideshow might be useful, too.
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When you’re speaking, remember PIPES:
Projection – Talk loud enough for the person in the back to hear you.
Inflection – You’re not a robot, but you’re not on stage either.
Pacing – Speak slower than you think you need to.
Eye Contact – Look everyone in the eye at least once.
Stance – Stand naturally; don’t move around. (The podium will help.)
Here are some examples of a well-made student presentations.
*PIPES idea courtesy of Michael Salinger, although I don’t know who originally came up with the acronym.