The head of your company has asked you to do some research into THREE noteworthy trends in your profession which is in Healthcare. The goal of this assignment is to present a narrative powerpoint that will be used as background material for an upcoming discussion of the companys strategic priorities. Unfortunately, youre going to be across the country at a conference for that meeting, so you wont be able to give this presentation live. But no one can deliver this message as well as you, so youll need to create a narrated PowerPoint to convey your message in your absence.
- Create a 5 minute narrated PowerPoint presentation on THREE trends in your profession. You are to find at least SIX RESOURCES to support your ideas. The source material will be cited in APA format, with both in text citations and a Reference List at the end.
Please USE healthcare as the profession
Steps to completion:
1. Learn about designing an effective presentation from the material below.
2. Organize your thoughts and create the outline youll follow as you present. Your presentation should NOT consist of you simply reading your paper out loud that is a sure way to death by PowerPoint.
3. Create your slides, using the design tips below.
4. Practice your narration. Make your speech as natural as you can, changing your vocal inflections to convey as much meaning as possible.
5. If you havent created a narrated PowerPoint before, you will want to check the directions:
You have been subjected to your share of stultifying presentations, and you want to make sure your presentation keeps your audiences attention and conveys your message in a way that people will remember. Perhaps youve heard of death by PowerPoint thats a term coined in 2001 to describe what happens when presenters dont use the PowerPoint program effectively. David JP Phillips, author of How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint (2011), has written and presented about many different techniques to improve presentations. Some of his tips include the following:
- Stick to one idea per slide. People cant focus on more than one thing at a time.
- Use key words instead of whole sentences. When people are given sentences to read while someone is talking, they choose to read instead of listen.
- Each slide needs fewer than six objects. Putting too many objects on the screen simultaneous slows down the viewers comprehension.
- Use images, preferably with color and emotion. Colorful, emotional images increase retention.
- Use animation sparingly. Phillips suggests only using appear animation, to show what youre saying as you say it. Making words swoosh across the screen is a waste of time.
- Do not be afraid of using too many slides. Theyre free! And using more slides with fewer ideas on each one will help your audience understand and retain the ideas you present.