In the last challenge, we discussed the importance of oral communication and how presentation technologies like PowerPoint help us share information. We also covered steps for creating effective presentations; one key step was to make sure your presentation is clear and organized. This week, we’ll examine that step in greater detail.
Similarly, when you’re planning a PowerPoint presentation, an outline can serve as a guide for your slides. It can also help you stay focused on your content and message throughout the process. Finally, you can let your audience know what sort of structure to expect by including an outline slide.
I. My Topic
II. The Industrial Revolution
III. The Great Migration
IV. Factory Work
V. WWII and the Economy
VI. Making Connections
Your slides provide space for written evidence and impactful images. The spoken part of your presentation can be a great place to include slightly less formal information and anecdotes to connect with your audience and give examples that support your ideas. But regardless of how you’re providing information to your audience, it’s important to keep track of where you found it.
Including a slide with a list of your sources at the end of your presentation—and including credits below each image—will increase your credibility with your audience. It will also ensure that full citations are available to anyone who requests a copy of your presentation.
Now it’s time to dive back into history. In this challenge, we’re going to consider how technology has changed the healthcare system. We’ll also explore different ways people use an agile mindset to apply new technology to improving health and quality of life. Finally, you’ll consider how to organize your own presentation by building your outline and sources slides.
Source: Strategic Education, Inc. 2020. Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future.