Here are some resources and ideas to help you prepare for a good presentation. If you want a good grade, look up “How to give good presentations” on Google (eg: this search).
What to do. At home, learn from these:
- Introduction, How to do Good Presentations (on Prezi), and on YouTube,
- Presentation language.ppt, (by A.Blyth, 2017)
- How to make a presentation: The basics. (by A.Blyth, 2016),
- Presentation Body Language (Soap on Slideshare),
- Body Language Tips for a successful presentation (by A.Blyth, 2016),
- 10 Basic rules of making a presentation (pdf),
- How to make a beautiful presentation (on Visage),
- Presentation Manual 2016,
- 52 presentation tips (Soap on Slideshare),
- Top 10 things your audience hate about your presentation (Stinson on Slideshare),
- Present like Steve Jobs: Carmine Gallo presents a very simple presentation style suited for business and product promotions. There are things here you can learn from and use.
How? You can use either:
- Google Docs > Slides*
- Office365 on the internet (my example)*
- Prezi (the free version is hard to find, but use it)*
- Also see free tablet apps for presentations, on Edutopia.org. Includes Keynote (iPad only), Haiku Deck, Canva, Showme, SnapGuide, and Prezi.
* Cloud based, which means the file can be shared and edited by members of your group any time, any where.
Make sure the room you will present in has an internet connection if you use Google Docs, Padlet, or Prezi. You are not limited to computer-based presentations. You can also use paper, a flipchart, the whiteboard, handouts, whatever is most appropriate for your presentation.
Using Google Docs, Slides:
- How to make a presentation in Google Docs (on YouTube),
- How to make beautiful presentation on Google Slides (on YouTube),
- How to collaborate on Google Slides (on YouTube),
- How to download Google Slides (on YouTube).
Using Office 365: Is an online version of Microsoft Office, go here. You can also create, share, and edit PowerPoint online.
- How to use PowerPoint online (simple introduction on YouTube).
- How to use regular PowerPoint on DropBox (including Office), and share and edit via DropBox. What is DropBox? (YT).
- My first Prezi (on YouTube),
- How to add a graph to your prezi (on Prezi),
- How to invite others to view and edit a Prezi (on YouTube),
- How to download a Prezi for presenting (on YouTube).
Sway is a new Microsoft Office presenting / blogging application. Here is how to use it, https://youtu.be/mZFnRVwgOOM.
Infographics: Don’t steal photos and graphs from the internet; it is illegal. Use or make your own photos, graphs, and illustrations. This example is too big for a presentation, so consider cutting yours into smaller pieces. Consider:
Photos: Don’t steal photos and graphs from the internet; it is illegal and you can get yourself and your company into trouble. You have three choices:
- Copyright license (© see Wikipedia) which you usually need to pay for. However, here are some copyrighted photos that are available free with limited license, Dreamstime.com, FreeDigitalPhotos.net, FreePhotosBank.com, and more to come.
- Creative Commons license (CC; Creative Commons, and Wikipedia) which is free to use. The photo above is Creative Commons (CC). You can find and use Creative Commons licensed photos on Wikipedia and Flickr, imcreator.com, Pexels, pixabay.com, Unsplash, and many more.
- Make your own charts and pictures, and use your own photographs (you own the © or CC).
- Find a list of © and CC websites here on BufferApp blog.
Featured image: Presentation. CC Tobius Toft, 2009. https://flic.kr/p/5TB5QS.