Guidelines for an Effective Presentation

Tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em,
then tell 'em,
then tell 'em what you've told 'em.

  1. Devices for shaping a presentation in an effective perspective
    1. An informative title indicates the scope of the presentation.
    2. In the introductory segment may "zoom in" to the topic.
      Provided at the end, "zoom out ."
    3. Identify underlying questions presentation seeks to address
      (long talk: divide questions into hierarchy of subquestions);
      presentation is a series of answers to these questions.

  2. The mainstream of the talk should address a single focus issue, tuned to the interest of the audience.
  3. Statements -- make the main argument of the presentation -- should delineate a clear, logical line of thought.
  4. End presentation with a clearly formulated, concise conclusion.
    When this take-home message has been delivered, stop!
Most importantly,
communicate with your audience
                (articulation & eye contact);
convey enthusiasm about your work.

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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[Thursday, 14-Dec-2017 10:18:13 EST]

Edited by: wilkins@mps.ohio-state.edu on Sunday, 22-Sep-2013 17:54:48 EDT