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Designing Slides for Effective Project Presentations

Janel Miller, University of Wisconsin - Madison
August 12, 2015
Session Details

A great presentation is designed to appeal to the needs and expectations of the audience, rather than to provide talking points for the presenter. In this SE University session, Janel Miller, University of Wisconsin – Madison, explored how people process verbal and visual information, and why presentations that use traditional slide formats can lead to disengaged audiences. This session showed that, by crafting slides that assert the main message of the slide and use relevant visuals, presenters are able to guide how their audiences process content, thereby increasing the likelihood that their audiences will find their presentations to be interesting and memorable. This session also examined how slide templates can contribute to “visual noise,” and concluded by reviewing expert advice for effectively ending presentations.

Regarding Professional Development Hours for this Session: This presentation does not focus on technical engineering skills. We recommend you check with your jurisdiction regarding the ability to use this session to meet your Continuing Education requirements. Because the subject matter is not technical, we are NOT providing NY PDH credit.

Session Length: 1.0 Hour

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