This will be a good video to watch before my next presentation. I think the most important tips were the last two. Too many times people rely on their slides almost like a crutch. For that reason, there are way to many ideas, concepts and words on each of the slides! This makes it really boring and the presenter is unable to engage with the audience. This is why it's important to keep one concept per slide and remember the slide are a visual medium.
Post by halearnold on Feb 23, 2014 18:54:46 GMT -6
I am thrilled this video outlined and re-enforced what I am certain so many of us have felt and I know I myself have been guilty of. I am definitely going to save this video for my personal future reference and as a refresher when the temptation to jump straight into power point hits me. I know I am guilty of my eyes glassing over when there's too much on a slide, and yet I find myself putting the same mess on my own presentations. I will have this concept cleaned up and mastered by book report time.
Post by jimmykotter on Feb 25, 2014 13:35:24 GMT -6
step one is write your presentation first, if you can ditch the slides do so! especially if you are in a small personal setting. people are more likely to remember information from a personal conversation rather than a unengaging presentation of slides. you don't want to dive into the making slides before you've written your speech because that was cause your presentation to be very linear. overall i thought this was informative and i will look back to this information when giving a presentation.
Post by allisonschex on Feb 25, 2014 22:30:15 GMT -6
I have mixed feelings about this video. I like slides with a lot of information in class so I can see it and go along with the speaker. I think the main problem is when a slide isn't in bullet point format and it's just a long boring slide with information you might as well read from a book.
Post by melanconcaitlin on Feb 26, 2014 13:17:18 GMT -6
This video informed me on how to actually do a slide presentation along with my speeches. I have never been a great speaker myself and tend to use a slide show presentation as my crutch. I was never really shown how to present slides in the proper way. The point that stands out the most to me is the "3 second rule". The "3 second rule" states your audience should be able to understand your slide in 3 seconds or less. If your audience has to spend more time than the 3 seconds, they end up not listening to your speech. From this video I am taking information that a slide show is just for visual aid and should not be an actual outline of what you are trying to convey to the audience.
I have certainly gotten better with PowerPoint over the years. This is very helpful software that should be used for any type of formal meeting. I like PowerPoint because it keeps me on track and organized. My thoughts are sometimes jumbled during a presentation, but my slides help me stay on track. I fully intend to use PowerPoint slides for my career, or until someone gets innovative and comes up with something better.
I learned over a year ago in one of my speech classes that slides should only be used as a visual aid. Every since then, I try to create slides with very little words and mostly filled with visual aids such as graphs, charts and pictures. Filling the slides with words is like a crutch for the presenter rather than a tool for the listener. If you want to seem confident and prepared during a presentation, put very few words on your slides and make the visual presentation creative.
I totally agree with her. I am a visual learner, however, too many visuals and take away from whatever the true message is. Such as when professors lecture off of a powerpoint that consists of charts,graphs, definitions, etc. all on one slide. It's like what is the point of the slide if you plan on lecturing off of that anyway? and repeating what's on the slide. You might as well ditch the slides and just talk.
Using PowerPoint slides to give a presentation takes away from everything a presentation is suppose to provide. Everyone focuses on the powerpoint instead of the person speaking. We end up critiquing the electronics and the formatting rather than listeneing to the person speaking. Going without a powerpoont seems to be the best way to go when doing any type of presentation.
The message of the video has a very valid point. Power point slides shouldn't be overloaded with information. Many speakers or presenter lose sight of properly delivery a speech with power point slide. While I took speech class in high school we didn't rely on power point slide as much as college student. Also when I was a student at Nicholls we were taught properly how to use a power point slide presentations. While attending Southeastern I've recognized the mass amount of students improper use of power points. Power points are visual tools to help the audience remember key points of a speech not read alongs. The fewer the words on a slide the more confidence the audience has in you about your message.
Post by danielhutton on Feb 27, 2014 15:22:40 GMT -6
It is important to create a presentation that grabs the attention of the listener and engages the audience. Being very strategic with your use of powerpoint slides is is probably the easiest way to achieve this.
Post by chelsearickett on Feb 28, 2014 0:28:54 GMT -6
Ok, I am an excellent PowerPoint creator. My teachers always compliment them. I fully agree that no one wants to read what you're saying on a slide. Really, give me a handout or email me the presentation. I want information from the speaker that forces me to listen, with assistance from the slides to emphasize what the speaker is saying. I like colorful, interesting, unique slide presentations, with very little text, and I know I'm not the only one. Remember how much we liked pictures in our books when we were younger?
Okay. This video makes sense, however, its different when an entire organization operates using a particular method: Powerpoint presentations. In the Army we are often times bored by powerpoints (death by powerpoint). The speaker is who makes it either better or worse. I like to add humor to my slides but when you have topics that are just not as fun, that can be impossible to do. Slides can give a visual of what you talk about but are not always necessary.
I enjoyed this video, and found it very enlightening. I also agree that too much information on slides can be overwhelming and can in fact lost your audience attention. Information overload is a number one mistake that many people fall trap to, as well as over indulging in pictures and colors. Sometimes simple is best when it come to powerpoint presentations.
Post by stephaniesmith on Mar 4, 2014 20:18:02 GMT -6
That was excellent advice. One thing I hate the most is a boring slide presentation. Slides are the most common used presentation medium used and it should not loose its value. I'm constantly using slides to make presentations and I try every time to make them better and more interesting to support what I'm saying and not say what I'm saying verbatim.
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