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Offline fatema_diu

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Re: Students of Uttara
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2011, 02:07:44 PM »
Dear Students of Uttara
Here are some tips to make your presentation skill better.I have seen some of you are not familiar with some basic ideas of presentation. Hope you will get some benefits.

Making PowerPoint Slides
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Bad Slides
Tips to be Covered
Outlines
Slide Structure
Fonts
Colour
Background
Graphs
Spelling and Grammar
Conclusions
Questions






Outline   
Make your 1st or 2nd slide an outline of your presentation
Follow the order of your outline for the rest of the presentation
Only place main points on the outline slide
Ex: Use the titles of each slide as main points

Slide Structure –
Use 1-2 slides per minute of your presentation
Write in point form, not complete sentences
Include 4-5 points per slide
Avoid wordiness: use key words and phrases only

Slide Structure -
 write in point form,
Show one point at a time:
Will help audience concentrate on what you are saying
Will prevent audience from reading ahead
Will help you keep your presentation focused
Slide Structure - Bad
Do not use distracting animation


Fonts - Good
Use at least an 18-point font
Use different size fonts for main points and secondary points
this font is 24-point, the main point font is 28-point, and the title font is 36-point
Use a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial




Fonts - Bad
If you use a small font, your audience won’t be able to read what you have written
CAPITALIZE ONLY WHEN NECESSARY.  IT IS DIFFICULT TO READ
Don’t use a complicated font


Colour - Good
Use a colour of font that contrasts sharply with the background
Ex: blue font on white background
Use colour to reinforce the logic of your structure
Ex: light blue title and dark blue text
Use colour to emphasize a point
But only use this occasionally

Colour - Bad
Using a font colour that does not contrast with the background colour is hard to read
Using colour for decoration is distracting and annoying.
Using a different colour for each point is unnecessary
Using a different colour for secondary points is also unnecessary
Trying to be creative can also be bad

Background - Good
Use backgrounds such as this one that are attractive but simple
Use backgrounds which are light
Use the same background consistently throughout your presentation

Background – Bad
Avoid backgrounds that are distracting or difficult to read from
Always be consistent with the background that you use




Graphs -
Use graphs rather than just charts and words
Data in graphs is easier to comprehend & retain than is raw data
Trends are easier to visualize in graph form

Always title your graphs


Minor gridlines are unnecessary
Font is too small
Colours are illogical
Title is missing
Shading is distracting


Spelling and Grammar
Proof your slides for:
speling mistakes
the use of of repeated words
grammatical errors you might have make

If English is not your first language, please have someone else check your presentation!


Conclusion
Use an effective and strong closing
Your audience is likely to remember your last words

Use a conclusion slide to:
Summarize the main points of your presentation
Suggest future avenues of research




Questions??
End your presentation with a simple question slide to:
Invite your audience to ask questions
Provide a visual aid during question period
Avoid ending a presentation abruptly



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Re: Students of Uttara
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2011, 02:50:38 PM »
good post fatema! This will be of benefit for all students.
Nusrat Jahan
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Department of English
Daffodil International University

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Re: Students of Uttara
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2011, 02:57:28 PM »

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Re: Students of Uttara
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2011, 02:10:40 PM »
It's really a very good post.


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Re: Students of Uttara
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2011, 03:59:31 PM »
It is also good for us Fatema.

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Re: Students of Uttara
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2011, 10:43:07 AM »
Good news for Uttara's students!
A canteen will be opened soon( probably 12 September)
Students will also be able to photocopy from their.

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Re: Students of Uttara
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2012, 04:00:28 PM »
Today in a meeting with all the students of Department of English, we have assigned some specific responsibilities to the students for improving their skills in learning English.Next Thursday there will be a listening contest.

Magazine- Jaidul

Speaking- Thamanna

Listening- Shahreer

Reading- Tonmoy

Writing – Teachers

Debate- Anwar

Extompary Speech- Romana

Movie- Mitu

Drama- Antora

Register copy maintaining (attendance)- Kamruzzaman

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Re: Students of Uttara
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2012, 09:36:33 AM »
Thank you Madam. It is a good post indeed. In case of Power Point Presentation, what I think if a presenter uses template related to his/her presentation topic will bring more attractiveness. For instance, if a presentation topic is Anglo-Saxon Conquest it will be better to use a template that shows sea maps.  
  
As PPP is a Visual presentation it is better to avoid Wordiness and should give importance to the visualisation of the ideas using relevant images, diagrams, audio/video clips etc.      
« Last Edit: May 14, 2012, 09:40:00 AM by Razon Mahmood »
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Re: Students of Uttara
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2012, 11:59:26 PM »
thats true, but do not be confused using the key points as titles.

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Re: Students of Uttara
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2012, 11:40:36 AM »
We are happy to see students getting involved in discussion.
Antara Basak
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Dept. of English