1. Contrast Good and Bad Presenters Locate 2 videos of speakers on a specific topic.
One should exhibit good presentation style and the other not so good. Post a link to each of the videos in the Portfolio along with a bullet point list for each video outlining the good characteristics of the good speaker and the poor characteristics of the poor speaker.
A bad ‘student’ presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgObza4ek1U
Bad characteristics of the bad presentation:
- Winged it
- Not prepared
- blocks the screen
- has no background knowledge of the presentation topic
- relies heavily on screen for text
- turns back to audience
- clearly lack preparation
- failure to make a point
- not engaging with the audience
- bad body language
- poorly dressed
- poor visual aids
A good ‘student’ presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7tJ9c6sugY
Good characteristic of the good presentation:
- strong introduction
- know the topic
- doesn’t rely on cards or slides
- understands the audience
- eye contact
- provides initial overview of content to be covered
- anticipates questions
- great visual aids
- transitioned without hiccup from distraction in audience.
- clear language
- paints the picture
- message is clear
- connects with audience
2. PowerPoint Make Over Locate a PowerPoint presentation that could do with some improvements.
This could be one of your previous presentations or one that you locate on the web (there are plenty to choose from). Select three slides and apply the techniques discussed to give these slides a ‘make over’. Post ‘Before’ and ‘After’ images of your slides in the Portfolio.
The original presentation is actually one of my own I created for a class in a Diploma of Business. The techniques I used to complete the makeover of the original slide include the likes of:
- Use neutral colours
- remove majority of text
- highlight what the slide is about
- remove unnecessary content
- make it modern
- suite your audience and your subject
- keep it clear