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Putting Together a Presentation: Putting it Together

Guide for Edmonds College students working on presentations

At the Library

More Online Presentation Design Resources

Woman presenting a posterPresentation guide, tips and links (PPT or slide presentations) from Dartmouth.

Here are guidelines for planning and creating an effective poster presentation. Also check out this Better Posters blog with examples and tutorials. 

Looking for a different format?

If you have some flexibility, instead of a traditional speech with slides consider:

  • Adding audience activities to increase engagement (see Section 1, "Active and Collaborative Learning," of this paper on "Suggested Strategies for Student Engagement" for examples)
  • Using PechaKucha or another method your audience may not have seen before. (From the website: "PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.")
  • Be creative!

Image "Nursing CNL Presentations" by Shawn on Flickr

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