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Transcript of Presentation Design
Aristotle had some ideas about this more than 2,000 years ago
Aristotle said that there are three things you can use to persuade people...
Let's look at each of these ideas more closely...
You need to sound like an authority, so your audience will listen to you
You need to provide facts to support your argument
You also need to help your audience connect with your topic on a personal level
Here are some words related to
Will your audience believe you?
You can appear more confident by speaking clearly. Be sure you speak loud enough to be heard.
Instead of reading from your notes, make eye contact with your audience, and speak
If you practice enough, you'll be more confident, and your audience will believe that you have mastered your material.
Will your audience understand you?
There are many ways to share information
Avoid using a lot of text or long lists of bullet points
Try using no more than six words per slide
Graphs and diagrams are easier to understand than data tables
Will your audience relate to you?
Adding emotion to your presentation will help your audience understand and remember.
There are two easy ways to add emotion to your presentation...
...and tell stories
Here's a little more about using pictures...
There are two reasons to use pictures:
It takes a minute to understand this...
...but you can understand this immediately:
Pictures are very good at triggering emotions
the round fruit of a tree of the rose family, which typically has thin red or green skin and crisp flesh
Here's a little more about telling stories...
Stories can help people remember information
What stories can you share in your POL?
Share something about your personal interests in your introduction
Tell a story about something funny or frustrating that happened when you worked with a team
Talk about something you learned, and why it was important or meaningful to you
Now for a few final tips...
Don't worry -
Adrenaline is the chemical that makes you feel so nervous
Try these steps right before your POL:
Makes your heart beat fast
Makes you feel shaky
Makes your stomach feel jumpy
Put both feet flat on the ground, and take a few deep breaths
Shake out your hands or bounce on the balls of your feet a few times
...try to speak more slowly than usual.
Adrenaline can make you talk too fast, so...
Read your teacher's guidelines closely. The guidelines will usually tell you exactly what is expected.
You will usually feel much better once you get started with your presentation!
You have all summer to recover!