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ENF 1 & 2: Preparing for College English (WO): Presentation Skills

Practice in the Library

Practice your presentation with classmates or friends in our group study rooms!

Group Study Reservation

Read About Presentations

Books on giving presentations will be in these two areas:

♦ PN 4129.115 - Public Speaking
♦ HF 5718.22 - Presentations (PowerPoints & Visuals)

Here are some of our favorites at Woodbridge:

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Tree Frog Camille Jenatzy's Electric Car

Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis Callidryas) Nicaragua

Camille Jenatzy's Battery-Powered Electric Car
Set World Speed Record of 65mph in 1899.

Oral Presentation Tips

PowerPoint Presentation Tips: Building Your Slides

  • Your presentation supports your speech.  Don't let it take focus away from your ideas.

  • Use bullet points, not complete sentences

  • 4-6 points per page, one point at a time

  • Only use images if they are relevant and are high quality

  • Make graphs/diagrams as simple as possible

  • Use consistent backgrounds and layouts for all slides

  • Avoid bright backgrounds or cluttered layouts

  • Use high contrast font; dark on light, or light on dark

  • Use color to emphasize, but use with care

  • Avoid extremely bright colors

  • Avoid odd color combinations

  • Use no more than two fonts types, nothing cursive or ornamental

  • Minimum of 18 font, 20 or 24 is better

  • Use animation sparingly

  • Avoid distracting or annoying sound effects