Delivering presentations

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Learn how to put together and present an effective PowerPoint slideshow


Presenting with PowerPoint

(Video tutorials – UH only resource)

Recommended: Five short videos about presenting with PowerPoint slides. The videos are approximately 6-15 minutes long and contain lots of useful tips, not just for using PowerPoint but for being an effective presenter. The main learning points from the video series have been summarised within a Microsoft Sway presentation below the videos.

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Video 1 – Opening of a presentation

Video 2 – Non-verbal cues

Video 3 – Role of PowerPoint presentation

Video 4 – Adding extra touches

Video 5 – How to close your presentation

Video Tutorial Key Points

(Microsoft Sway Presentation – ASA website resource)

Accessibility note: Sway is not optimised for Mac and devices. Mac and device users can use the PDF version.

Delivering an Effective Presentation 

(Website – Leicester University)

An effective presenter needs to be flexible, energetic and enthusiastic. This guide will help you turn your written presentation into an imaginative public performance.

Tips on Making Presentations

(Website – Kent University)

Advice on structure, visual aids, handouts, interaction and a range of other topics.

Keywords:  PowerPoint; power point; opening; body and voice; role of powerpoint; extra touches; endings; talks; public speaking.