Presentation

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Having created and revised your outline in Milestone Two, the next step in the process is to create the visual facet of your presentation. Keep in mind that your voice will be the primary carrier of your message and that the visuals play a supporting role. You want your voice and visuals to work together and not compete for attention, so you should minimize the number of words on each slide and maximize the use of visual elements, including photos, illustrations, and graphs.

Here are some resources to help you think about creating effective visuals that will support your oral presentation:

  • How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing?
    This article shares a good variety of resources for using PowerPoint.
  • You Suck at PowerPoint! 5 Shocking Design Mistakes You Need to Avoid
    This slideshow is somewhat irreverent, but makes strong points about presentations.
  • Life After Death by PowerPoint 2010 (9:28)
    This humorous video makes serious points about problems to avoid when creating a presentation.

For this milestone, complete the following tasks:

  • Prepare your slide presentation using the Milestone Three Guidelines and Rubric document for reference. Keep in mind that you will be recording the slides on your screen as you narrate them using the recording tool of your choice.
  • Once you have completed the slides, export (or save) the set as a PDF document.
  • Post a message in this discussion, and attach your PDF file and your outline for Milestone Two.
  • View and provide helpful feedback to at least two other presentations, pointing out strengths and improvement suggestions.

For additional details, please refer to the Milestone Three Guidelines and Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.

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