about the ineffective presentations you have sat through as a student,
researcher and conference participant; presentations that lack organization,
clarity, and engagement fail to connect with the audience. Participants stop
listening and turn to copying slides verbatim with little critical thinking.
How do your presentations compare to these experiences?
The Science of Designing Powerful Presentations workshop introduces key design principles, the importance of
creating a "story structure", and a practical plan for delivering
presentations with a cohesive message.
What will I learn?
- How to build powerful
presentations that begin with an organized structure and come to life with a
thoughtful application of multimedia learning principles and slide design.
- How strong visuals work with the speaker's narrative and presentation organization
to build a mental framework for the audience to understand the message in the
short-term and make a lasting impact for long-term retention.
- The fundamental principles of multimedia design (picture
superiority, segmentation, signaling, and cohesiveness) that have been
established in lab and class studies and apply this knowledge to build
effective slides for a dynamic presentation.