This module will explain how you can create an effective presentation. It will also cover some ways that you can prepare yourself and your material. A lot of the work for giving a presentation comes before you deliver it. Developing informative content, creating clear visual aids, and making sure you are prepared will all make a presentation go more smoothly, even if you are nervous.
Watch this video or read the instructions below to learn how to develop the content of your presentation, and how to create effective visual aids. You can also download the How to Create an Effective Presentation video transcript.
Remember: You can’t read your presentation off of a script, so don’t write an essay. Instead, use bullet points to remind you of the next key point.
Be sure to know the expected length of time for the presentation and plan accordingly. Make sure you have enough to say.
Structuring your content is an important part of an effective presentation. It is important to know what to include in your presentation and when to include it.
Complete the activity to learn how to structure your presentation. You can also use the tip sheet below as a quick reference when you are creating future presentations.
This activity covers the ideal structure for a presentation. Can you sort all the elements of a presentation into the right order? (opens in new window)
Watch the video or read the tips to learn some ways to prepare for a presentation so that it will go smoothly. You can download the How to Prepare for Your Presentation video transcript.
You can also use the tip sheet below as a reference when you are preparing for future presentations.