This weekend I have been planning my Tesol Greece presentation. I have almost finished making my PowerPoint Presentation and I thought I would share with you one of the things I did during my planning stage.
I teach presentation skills and when I teach them, I always read tips and helpful ideas on how to make a good presentation. One of the tips was to write what you would put on your slides on Post-it notes. Why?
- If it fits on a Post-it and you can read it, it will look good on your slide.
- You get to organize your slides/ideas based on your Post-it slides.
- It’s a visual representation of your presentation.
So, that’s what I did. I read, made notes and then started making my Post-it notes. Once all my mixed thoughts were on the post-its, I took a closer look and started figuring out the order in which I would put everything. I did a bit of shuffling, looked at what made sense, and in the end, I was happy with my result. I stuck all my Post-its on a piece of cardboard and placed it write next to my computer screen. I then started making my PPT.
√ It has taken me much less time to think of the info that should go on the slides.
√ My slides are not too wordy.
√ My presentation looks quite good.
Do you have any useful tips for the planning stage of a presentation? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Till next time……