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Presentations


Here are some general points to consider regarding your presentation:

Avoid making slides too busy.

Make sure they are clear and easily readable.

Use images, but make sure they are relevant to your content so they reinforce rather than conflict with your message.

Use slides to build in natural pauses for questions and other interactions that will involve your learners (e.g. polls and annotation).

Check whether the web conferencing interface you are using supports slide animations. Some don't which may mean you need to present information differently (e.g. use separate slides if you wanted to question learners before illustrating a point or showing an answer).

If you need to show slides with considerable detail or you want learners to listen rather than use the chat, make sure that you explain how to view the presentation full screen or enlarge it.

If you decide to use a presentation without chat, keep it short or break it into sections (preferably10 minutes or less) that are punctuated with learner activities (questions, discussion, polls, annotation etc). This will help keep your learners focussed and thinking about the session content.

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Story, Imagery, & the Art of 21st Century Presentation: Garr Reynolds at TEDxKyoto 2012

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