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• Convey essentials of effective appearance.
• Describe components of the content and
use of media in effective presentations.
• Build presentation skills and confidence.
(See Presentation Tips doc and the Study
Guide and Strategies Web Resource)
• Be clean
• Professional clothing
• Speak slowly
• Be interested in the topic
•Wear clean, professional clothing – no jeans,
flip-flops, low-cut shirts, etc.
•Stand to the side of a podium to present.
Keep your shoulders back and keep eye
contact with audience.
•Can help to move around, use your hands (but
not too much!), get involved in the topic.
•Take a deep breath and concentrate on
• Know difference between academic
presentation, not social group or business
• Capture attention with opening without being
unprofessional or too technical
• Use upside down “pyramid” of concepts for
• Include brief summary at end
• Keep on task
• Practice before due date
• Follow instructor’s guidelines closely to
keep slides and presentation on track
• Use cue cards or memorize – don’t read
from pages or slides
• Transitions are important
• Use MS PowerPoint as outline/guide
• Use appropriate graphics
• Take care in selecting colors and fonts
• Avoid punctuation
• Use “custom animation” with caution
• Use bullets and meticulous formatting
• Copy handouts for note-taking
• Order and test equipment ahead of time.
• Visit room prior to presentation and do a
“trial” run of equipment.
• Have a back-up plan in case electronic
equipment does not work.
Confidence Building (Practice)
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• Five minutes to prepare.
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