How to Submit a Superb Presentation
Presentation as a form of transmitting information is vastly seen in educational and non-educational settings. It is the primary reason why students are asked to create presentations in different subjects. In addition, every presentation should be supported with speech that briefly describes what each slide tries to explain. At school, college, or university, students are asked to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentations. It is pretty simple in usage and students are able to join or separate slides with different themes, add sound effects, place images on slides, insert videos, add visual effects, etc.
If making a presentation seems to be too complex for you (either in Open Office Impress, or MS PowerPoint, etc.), please have our tips that will allow you to get acquainted with the basic steps for creating presentations.
- Pay attention to your audience. It does matter if you will have to present your slides in front of students, professors, or people whom you barely know. You will have to adjust the tone and style of presentation, so that information will be easily comprehended by a viewer. In addition, you should find out about some preferences of your audience and take them into account while creating a presentation.
- If you do not know how to make a presentation, you should remember that this academic form of writing is much different from common papers that entail extensive sentences and a great deal of ideas. Presentations should be brief. Each slide should convey information in a very concise manner called “bullet points.”
- The most effective way to generate ideas for your presentation is to apply some brainstorming techniques. However, you will not be able to use all ideas. You will have to set priorities and highlight the most important information to be placed on slides.
- Information on each slide must comply with the overall discussion. Though slides usually present different aspects of the issue, they must be logically connected.
- Before creating a presentation, you can work on the outline, which will help you present the most important details only. Outlines help students clearly organize ideas.
- While making a presentation, students have to choose relevant pictures, videos, charts, graphs, diagrams, so that the discussion will be more vivid and the viewer will be able to visualize the topic. However, all such illustrations must comply with the topic. The purpose is not just to insert some pretty pictures, but to make the discussion more colorful and supported with evidence.
- Check your presentation for possible technical errors and grammar mistakes. You have to be sure that font of the text remains the same throughout the whole presentation; the effects are appropriately arranged; the pictures are not shifted, etc. Make a presentation according to the modern academic writing standards.
The most important is not to forget to arrange your speech and presentation, meaning that your oral speech will go hand in hand with the presentation. Sometimes, students speak less and move to the next slide too early. Such mistakes must be corrected as well.