Presentations: 5 Key Elements
Looking at audience, purpose, main message, key points, and measurability (Analog or digital? It's up to you)
Looking at body language - gestures, posture & movement, eye contact ratios, voice, and facial expressions posture is key. Be open.
Use emphatic and descriptive gestures. Microphones take away your ability to do this so use a lapel pin device. Yes, you've heard it before but EYE CONTACT is essential
Looking at segmentation theory & multimodal content, dopamine effect, attraction and retention of audience attention.
Group things in threes. Makes it easier for your audience to internalize
Looking at style, PSE (below), CRAP (Poster on the right below), and accessibility theories
Giving a brief overview of software types and tool usage
Content: Easy to follow. USE DOPAMINE: Get an emotion just before your MAIN POINT and the dopamine release raises short term memory for a short interval
Segmentation Theory states that: After 9 minutes you lose people's interest
PSE Slides: Picture Superiority Effect
Too much information on your slides and your audience will be unconsciously searching for meaning from them at the expense of paying attention to you
1 slide 1 point
This helps increase the cognitive processing times of your adience
Copyright is great and an important element adding to your credibility BUT you should NOT put the cc reference on your slides as it is a distraction reducing the impact of your slides. Put citations on the last slide.
Recipe for the WOW Factor
How to do it:
The 3 H's
4A's of Design (incomplete for the moment)
Rab has promised to share the slides used in the presentation for sharing here.
The full university type bio statement is further below but basically I am very interested in education / learning technology, digital design and all forms of digital / information / media / multimedia / visual literacy. I'm also interested in sustainable lifestyles and of course beer and whisky - well I am a Scot!
Here's the official type bio.
I am the current President, Conference Co-Chair, and Webmaster of the Asia Association for Global Studies, an Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor of the Asia Journal for Global Studies, and a Fellow of the British Royal Asiatic Society (RAS). In addition I hold memberships in the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Association for Learning Technology (ALT), Computer Using Educators (CUE), Japan Association for Language Teaching's (JALT) - Computer Aided Language Learning (CALL) special interest group, the Japan Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (JASCD) and the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) as well as being the Social Media Officer for Tokyo JALT. I have a BA (Hons.) in Pacific Asian History and an MA (Hons.) in Pacific Asian Studies from London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Also I conducted doctoral research at Waseda University's Graduate School for Asia Pacific Studies in International Relations for three years in the early 2000’s. Currently I am a doctoral candidate at London University’s Institute of Education on their International Education Doctorate program, where I is conducting research on digital / information / multimedia / visual literacy. I also teach academic writing, presentation theory, critical thinking, research methodologies, digital / information / multimedia / visual literacy, and media studies full time in Tokyo at International Christian University, and teach academic writing and presentation design theory part time at Tokyo University’s Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, Rikkyo University, and Dokkyo University’s Faculty of International Liberal Arts. My publications range from peer reviewed university journal papers, conference proceedings, a book chapter in an anthology on globalization and human rights, and I have presented at many international academic conferences worldwide and given many workshops on various aspects of educational technology. I also live in a semi self built, eco friendly, sustainable lifestyle log-house in the foothills of the Japan Alps with my family, our two big dogs and our goat! In March 2013 I was one of the winners of the Apple Distinguished Educator award for Japan and in December 2013 I was accepted for the Google Teacher Academy and became a Google Certified Teacher and passed the Google Educator exams in August 2014. Now I am preparing my applications for the Google Education Trainer (GET) certification and to become a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT).