The tip sheets below can be photocopied and distributed to students to help them learn how to develop and deliver an effective presentation.
- #1 – Speech Structure and Organization
It is important to know what goes into a speech or presentation before starting to develop one. This tip sheet will introduce students to the parts of a speech from beginning to end.
- #2 – Oral Source Citations
Just as writers must cite sources in their papers, speakers must cite sources in their presentations. This tip sheet contains information about oral source citations.
- #3 – Delivery Tips
It all comes down to delivery. This tip sheet provides a few helpful pointers to help students do an outstanding job delivering their presentation.
Below are a few activities to help your students familiarize themselves with the basics of speech development and delivery.
- Speech Outlining Activity
This activity, which can be adapted many different ways, helps familiarize students with the process of developing a presentation. It also helps them practice and learn proper outlining skills.
- “Rice Krispies” Delivery Activity
This fun activity introduces the basic elements of non-verbal communication.
- Steve Jobs Presentation Tips
This article from Macworld magazine provides some presentation tips that were developed by observing Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs is cited by many as being a highly effective speaker
- Microsoft’s 12 Tips for Creating Better Presentations
This website contains a few PowerPoint tips from Microsoft. They provide some great tips for design and layout.
- Garr Reynolds’ Presentation Tips
The author of the book Presentation Zen provides some tips about simplifying slide design. He also runs a blog with presentation design tips at http://www.presentationzen.com.
- Don McMillan’s Life After Death by PowerPoint Video
In this entertaining YouTube video comedian Don McMillan provides some great examples of what NOT to do when developing a slide show.
- Don McMillan’s Life After Death by PowerPoint Video 2010 Edition
An updated and more detailed version.