Post by mwinner123 on Feb 12, 2014 23:19:34 GMT -6
Too often, I will sit through presentations where the slides are far too wordy and are basically read by the presenter. Making a presentation of any kind is about engaging your audience and developing some sort of connection with them. Whenever I do presentations, I like to only use pictures for my slides (if possible). A picture can speak a thousand words, but it is also so much easier to remember and process. Along with pictures, tell stories that relate to your topic. Connecting with an audience is about relating to the audience and helping them make connections with what you are saying. By giving them different pictures to think about and multiple stories to use as examples and relate to, you can captivate your audience much more effectively and help them stay engaged throughout the entire presentation, rather than texting on their phones or falling asleep. This video is very sound and accurate advice and should be shared among every student.
Post by jessicaratelle on Feb 13, 2014 11:36:42 GMT -6
This is a very useful video. Being that I want to go into Marketing, I imagine I will be giving numerous presentations. Although slide shows are a great tool, I agree with her in saying that be sure that the size is appropriate. When you have a small group, I think it is a great point that a flip chart or a white board may be better helpful. Being the one writing and talking, you can really engage the audience to focus on you rather than the slideshow. Now, for times when I am presenting to a large audience where the slide show is needed, I must remember the tips seen in this video. I think a great tip was to prepare the speech and then make the slides. This way, you can pick out your most important topics, see which ones may need to be visualized, and then produce slides from there. This is a great video that will help me in the future.
Post by brettstirling on Feb 13, 2014 12:02:16 GMT -6
This is an excellent video because I have personally suffered from every presentation I have ever given. I loathe presentations. But these tips are exactly what I need. A major problem I have is structuring my speech around my slides instead of the other way around. My main problem is compensating for my poor communication during a presentation by putting WAY to many words in the slides. I certainly need to make people more interested by making my slides more concise. I do, however, usually have very good visuals and keep things interesting in that aspect. This is certainly something I have learned from and I fell that many others don't know basic PowerPoint etiquette. Definitely a share video.
I consider myself good at making slides. I will use a lot of these tips for my own PowerPoint making. When giving a presentation you always want to be remembered. having good slides with a balance of information is key. I should have saw this video years ago.
This video really hits home for college students. I know I have sat through my fair share of presentations where I could not help but what to doze off. I had a PowerPoint class in high school and my instructor was very knowledgable about setting up presentations, so this information was not a surprise to me personally, but I do believe that these presentations should be made simple. I think every business major would benefit from a whole semester course on presentation skills and PowerPoint.
This is a great video about what presentations should be like so that people will remember them and not ignore them. If you use a presentation the right way, it will stand out. For small, informal settings, slides are not a good idea. It is best to create a slideshow after you have written the speech. It is important to have one concept per slide. One thing I learned was to use post-it notes to create a slide so that there isn’t too much information put on one slide for the viewers to understand. It is also important to use photos and diagrams.
Post by amandayoung3231 on Feb 15, 2014 20:13:53 GMT -6
I agree with her completely. I think you should make your speech first then you should make your PowerPoint slide. I hate watching presentations and the person says everything on the slide verbatim. It should be there to keep you on track with your speech and not used as a tool that tells you what to say word for word.
Post by racheleperes on Feb 15, 2014 20:47:55 GMT -6
I thought that this video was a good for anyone who will be presenting. It gives you good guidelines and tips on how to make your presentations more memorable and on how to keep people's attention. This video is something that will be useful for all of the presentations that I have to give this semester and the ones that I will have to give later on in my career. I think that this video is one of the most useful ones we've ever had.
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This video makes good points. Too often we pack slides full of words to avoid memorizing a speech. The audience picks up on this. I certainly find presentation with fewer words on the slides more enjoyable simply because I can focus on the presenter and not just read along. I use slides quite often and will certainly keep the "less is more" idea in mind when giving my next presentation. In addition to being received better, I believe using fewer words conveys a higher level of professionalism.
Post by Jessica Aucoin on Feb 16, 2014 18:54:09 GMT -6
I’m glad I watched this video before I did my top ten project! When putting together a presentation, it’s easy to just put all of your information onto slides. It’s definitely easier on the presenter’s end but I know I’ve definitely tuned out presentations where the slides had too much information. It’s important to make the slides short and simple. Also, from personal experience, I definitely think it’s easier to write out the presentation and then just pull the most important points and put those in the slide. It saves a lot of time for sure.
Post by nataliedodds on Feb 17, 2014 11:29:01 GMT -6
This is a very useful video for anyone in the business world. A presentation can always be improved. I have a very short attention span, and when people put tons of words on a slide it doesn't help. I feel like you have to incorporate different things in your presentation in order to keep or regain the audiences attention.
I think this video is what professors are trying to tell us. I like the tips that the women offers, breaks it down into 5 which is easy to remember. I had no idea that this type of company existed, u can make money by making presentations.
Post by meganlynch on Feb 17, 2014 23:18:09 GMT -6
We have learned most of these tips though out our college career. What I thought was an interesting tip was laying out your presentations on post it notes so you can be aware of the size constraint. Though I usually try to abide by a limited number of words per line and no more than so many lines per slide, I’m sure I am guilty of still putting too much information for people to take in. A post it note would be a good judge of what would be too much. I will definitely use this tip in the future.
Post by brittanycompton on Feb 18, 2014 23:55:05 GMT -6
This video will help me do the project for this class. i actually started to put my information that i want to say on paper and then after I am going to make a power point. This lady really had so great ideas that I am going to consider into my slides. or maybe not consider doing some of the things that I have done in the past. One of my weakness is presentations. I always get really nervous and I can never deliver the message to the audience in a way that captures them.
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