Prepare and deliver an effective presentation
Following a few simple rules can make a preparing a presentation easy
- By: Rajat Thawani, Arjun Ravishankar, Rohan Shad
Lectures have been the most common way of teaching students since medieval times.1 Today, lectures still form a considerable part of many students’ education because the large number of students in each class make it impossible to forgo lectures.2 According to Microsoft, PowerPoint presentation-aided teaching is rising in popularity; around 30 million PowerPoint presentations are designed every day.3 Students prefer PowerPoint presentations to more conventional methods of teaching, such as one sided talks, and the use of overhead projectors.456 This includes medical students, who enjoy the experience more because of better quality text, diagrams, and the incorporation of videos and images.2 Students, faculty staff, and practising clinicians need the skills to deliver and design an effective PowerPoint presentation—we have all sat through presentations with excessive text, inexcusable use of colours, loud animations, irrelevant images, or too much content.
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