Good Presentations

Let's keep a record of what makes a good presentation, for our class and for your work in industry!

  • Know how to use the technology before your presentation.
  • Have your material ready and up loaded to Blackboard at least 10 minutes before class.
  • You need to include your name on your actual presentation file so it is easier to find.
  • A good presentation is organized, tells a story and uses the rules of 3 and 7 by 7. The rule of 3 means you tell them what your going to tell them, tell them, and tell them what you told them. The rule of 7 by 7 means powerpoint slides should have no more than 7 lines and 7 words per line.
  • Speakers should speak clearly and not read off notes. It is not business professional to use note cards, but if you are presenting data and want to be accurate it is acceptable to refer to your presentation notes.
  • Speakers should practice the presentation beforehand and understand what they are presenting. You should, for the most part, have your presentation memorized.
  • Audio and visual aids are helpful and knowing the appropriate times to use them
  • Involve the audience, don't look down!
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