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Presenting Online: sub-module 9 of 15 of learning online: online assignments category

Create better presentations using stories, graphic design, biology, and neuroscience.



  • Use storytelling techniques.Format your presentation using the ‘dramatic arc’ plot line, and use emotion to tell a compelling story.
  • Phrase some information as questions.This triggers a different part of the brain to keep you audience interested.
  • Make your graphics and animation meaningful.They should illustrate or highlight a concept. Be careful your animation doesn’t dominate the slide.
  • Use new fonts. You aren’t limited to Arial or Calibri (just make sure they are embedded in your file).
  • Use very little text. You don’t want your audience to be reading the slides while trying to listen to what you are saying.
  • Do not read your presentation.Your presentation should be like a conversation on a larger scale.

Creating a Presentation