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Resources and assistance for preparing and delivering high-quality, effective presentations.
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With a little bit of knowledge, some great resources and some practice, you can drastically improve your presentations, making you more at-ease in front of an audience, and making the experience more enjoyable for them as well.

Here are some general resources to get you started:

Better Approaches to Presentations
 

http://www.presentationzen.com
Garr Reynolds’ blog, “Presentation Zen” is one of the best. Read it regularly.

http://www.beyondbulletpoints.com
Cliff Atkinson created the “Beyond Bullet Points” approach to presentation creation and delivery and is the author of Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate and Inspire. I highly recommend both the book and the website.

 

E-Books

The UH Libraries offer access to a number of e-books on presentation skills. Some titles include:

 

Presentation Showcase

FREE Image Resources

"People learn better from words and pictures than from words alone." This is the Multimedia Principle articulated by Dr. Richard Mayer, UC-Santa Barbara, after years of research. For a more effective presentation, minimize your use of text on your slides and add high-quality images. Here are some of my favorite resources for free images:

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