Outline for Math 17 class
Students will learn the effective ways to use powerpoint for a presentation.
Students will learn the most effective ways to use a three panel poster for a presentation.
Students will learn the best ways to save and transfer their files to another machine for a presentation.
Apple’s Keynote product
web sites below
(similar time interval for the afternoon)
9:30 am Introducations and what we are going to talk about today regarding presentations
9:35 am Katie and Jacob lead the class through a brainstorming session about what make a good or bad presentation
9:45 am Katie and Jacob share any lessons learned from their experiences watching or giving presentations
9:55 am Holly talk about what tips help to make better powerpoint slides, show the Bill Gates and Steve Job examples:
10:20 am : time for PowerPoint demo or questions
10:30 am : time for general questions about PowerPoint
10:40 am : Go over the ways to send files and save files for the Presentation days
Handout contact information and Media Lab hrs.
Closing remarks and questions
What makes a good presentation that uses Powerpoint or poster boards?
1. visual images where appropriate
2. speak clearly and at a normal pace
3. have very little text on your slides or poster board
4. have a handout to communitcate larger ideas that need more text
5. be as engaging and exciting as you can about your content
6. make sure you practiced your talk ahead of time and paced yourself
7. ask if the audience has any questions at the end and wait for an answer
8. give contact information in case people want to talk with you afterwards about your topic
Some nuts and bolts tips for designing with Powerpoint:
1. Use colors that are easy for the audience to read – What colors are easy to read? Easy to print?
2. Limit the amount of text and different kinds of images on the slide – How much is too much?
3. Keep your fonts easy to read and consistent
4. don’t overdo the use of animations and moving objects – a little goes a long way
5. Include the important points of your talk
6. Never read directly from your slides – this is death for the audience
7. Cite your references – all of them, either on the last slide or handout.
Designing a 3 panel Poster Board presentation:
1. chose a font that is easy to ready
2. use large print
3. use large images to show concepts
4. have a handout to show detailed information
5. use colors that are easy to read
6. be sure that your MAIN concepts are included on the board
7. be sure there is contact information on the poster board
8. as you design your board, step back and look at it from farther away (pretend you are the audience)
Can you see the main concepts? Can you see the graphs? photos? images? titles?
9. Cite your references – all of them, either on the board or handout.
Holly Parker, TechCATs coordinator
Holly.Parker@uvm.edu or 656-1124
Katie Chang, Senior UVM student, TechCATs program
Jacob Klein, Junior UVM student, TechCATs program
The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint, Edward R. Tufte, Graphics Press LLC, Cheshire CT, 2003
Presentation Zen Blog, by Garr Reynolds
Math 17 presentation on how to give a good presentation
October 24, 2007 by Holly Parker
Outline for Math 17 class
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