Effective communication is essential in the classroom and in the real world. Good presentation skills, including public speaking and the design of visual materials, can be learned. Following the best practices outlined in the videos and resources below will help you become more effective at communicating your ideas in a professional way, while developing your own personal style.
Videos on Presenting
This video provides strategies for planning and delivering an oral presentation.
This video gives tips on what to consider when planning the content, struture, and presentation of a poster.
Videos on Design Principles
White space is a basic design concept that will help clarify information in your PowerPoint presentations and other forms of visual content.
Visual hierarchy is an important design concept that will help you communicate your main message more effectively.
Fonts can set the tone for your presentation but it is also important to understand how to make them as legible as possible while communicating your main message.
Making thoughtful color choices in your presentation not only helps to set the appropriate feel or style for your presentation but can also help to improve the clarity of your message.