Getting Started and Staying Connected
Welcome to our online presentation skills tutorials. Each of these video tutorials will take you approximately 8 minutes to review and they are designed to be taken in order. However, you should feel free to watch them in the order that suits your needs.
All the best,
Lesson 1: What's The Point (of my presentation)?
People don't have a high tolerance for information they can't use. This 6 minute tutorial will help you get a clearer picture of what you want your audience to be able to do as a result of your presentation - your objective.
Lesson 2: How Much Info Can I include?
Humans can process a limited amount of information in a presentation. This 3 minute video will give you an easy formula you can use to calculate how many words and how many pages of script you should prepare given your allotted timeframe.
THE LUNESTA EFFECT...
Advertisers know the importance of rate of delivery, in fact, advertising psychology is one of the fastest growing fields of psychology today. Click on the button below if you want to see an interesting research article on how advertisers manipulate rate of delivery to highlight positive effects of the drug they're promoting and to minimize the frightening negative side effects.
Lesson 3: What's My Typical Rate of Delivery? An Interesting Experiment...
Most people speak at a rate of 180 words per minute... That's 60 words per minute too fast for a presentation. This 4 minute tutorial will help you clock how fast you deliver your content. Do you deserve a speeding ticket?
Turtle Talk Wins the Race
If you would like to download the article regarding rate of speech, just click the button below. Enjoy!
Recess! Every Presentation Ever!
This video is optional but oh so funny! And it's funny because it's true...
Lesson 4: How Can I Create a Presentation Outline Quickly?
Now that you have clarified your purpose and scope, you're ready to start drafting an outline. This 5 minute tutorial will give you a quick and easy way of getting your ideas out on paper and moving them around to build a good framework for deciding what to keep and what to cut.
Lesson 5: What Should Come First, In The Middle And At The End?
Many presentations are written like a paper: background information first and the important information and recommendations at the end. But, presentations aren't papers and can't be written like one. When we design a great presentation, we need to do so based on how people learn and remember. This 10 minute tutorial will give you tips on how to structure the parts of your presentation.