How to structure a presentation

How To Structure A Presentation (Processes, Checklists and Visual Aids Examples)

This resource provides guidelines and processes for structuring presentations, focusing first on the general structure for presentations: - beginning - middle - conclusion The objectives of each section are explained, and practical examples given. After the general structure has been discussed, the structure for 2 specific types of presentations are given: 1 Pursuasive Presentations 2 Information Giving Presentations These types of presentations each require particular approaches and so specific hints and suggestions are provided. Visual Aids: There are many good reasons to use visual aids. They: - Appeal to two senses—ears and eyes - Improve memory (use colour) - Increase the impact - Highlight issues - Accentuate relationships - Cut down number of words - Increase powers of persuasion But how do you ensure they work effectivley for you? This resource gives examples of visual aids and provides tips on: - when to use visual aids - making an electronic presentation A detailed section covering the content of visual aids is provided, and the specific points to keep in mind when using: - graphics - tables - graphs - charts Make your pictures worth a thousand words.


This document provides specific guidelines on how to structure different types of presentation including information giving and persuasive presentations. Structures are provided for each type of presentation as well as tips on the beginning, middle and end of presentations. The use of visual aids and many different examples of effective and powerful visual aids is also covered. For those beginning to make presentations at work this is an invaluable resource.

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