A presentation is the process of communicating a topic to an audience, and is described as the practice of using verbal and non-verbal communication. Presentations can be adapted to various speaking situations, such as talking to a group, addressing a meeting or briefing a team.
Combining pictures with words foster deeper understanding. Studies show that more information is absorbed through multimedia presentations than from traditional verbal-only messages. However there is also the danger of information overload, presenters must remember that lecture notes on a slide play a different role than do lecture notes that only the lecturer can see. If you try to make them play the same role, you’re likely to find the audience reading your slides instead of listening to you.
Presentation slides should
- List major points of the presentation.
- List important terms.
- Illustrate with images
Multimedia should enhance a presentation, not overwhelm it. Frequently presenters want to crowd too much visual information into their presentation to get their point across. This is when a professional can help. We understand layout, design and the necessity of white space.
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