Faculty Development Tidbit: Presentation Principles – they never change!

“Tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, tell them what you told them.” (Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches In History, William Safire, ISBN 0-393-04005-4, 1992, p. 21)

 

Presentation Format:

                                             Transition                                    Transition

1. Introduction

2. Body

3. Conclusion

Attention

Point one

Summary

  Transition

  Transition

  Transition

Motivation

Point two

Re-motivation

  Transition

  Transition

  Transition

Overview

Point three

Closure

 

         Give the introduction and conclusion their due with an exciting attention and motivation at the “BIG”inning, summary and remotivation at the end (why should they listen/pay attention?).

         Plan effective transitions (summarize highlights of last point and introduce what’s next). 

         Provide at least one active learning strategy per point (audience response, drawing, think/pair/share, test question writing…) – keep them engaged. 

         Practice 3 times before delivery of new lesson and at least once for non-new lessons.

         Like this slide – use visuals… a picture is worth a thousand words. 

         See http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/fd/Quick%20lesson%20plan%20counter.htm for a quick lesson planning template using this format.

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