We have been sharing our learning about body systems to each other (e.g. the cardiovascular system), through presentations using Google slides and cue cards. Today, we brainstormed all the things we think you need to consider delivering presentations.
This what we think...
1. Cue cards are just a back-up. You should KNOW your info well
2. Eye contact is important. Putting your head down makes it hard to hear you. Plus, it ensures the audience are listening to you
3. Use a loud voice, so you are heard by everyone
4. Use a font that can be read
5. Check the spelling and punctuation on your PRESENTATION (as well as your cue cards)
6. Use appropriate pictures that are labelled for reuse
7. Only use bullet points or dot points on your slides
8. Dot points should be key points not chunks of info.
9. Remember a bibliography or references slide – This is the END slide
10. Practise how to pronounce tricky words
11.Sometimes it’s effective to have just an image on a slide, with your info on your cue card. This can be an effective way to engage your audience
12. Make sure the info is spread out evenly across your slides
13.Always have a question mark (?) at the end of a question
14.Make sure any videos you include are relevant and short
15.Put expression in your voice – it’s makes your presentation way more interesting
16.Include a quiz, survey or hands on activities (if there’s time)
17. Good body language, e.g. face your audience, stand still, hands still, cue cards still,
18. Try not to say “um”, ”like”, “yeah”, “stuff”
19. Only use words that you now the meaning of
20. Write it in your own words – no copy and paste
21. Pictures: only one per slide – no “picture” slide
Do you agree? Disagree? Is there something you would add to this list? Please share in the comments.