STEP 6: The 5-minute Talk

Each student will share a super-condensed version of their research in a 5-7-minute professional style talk to the class.

VISUALS. Using whatever technology suits you (Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, Haiku Deck, SlideShare, etc.), create a set of interesting visuals to go along with your presentation.

With visuals, often less is more. While you want to give your audience something to look at while they listen to you, you don’t want them to stop listening to you.

In other words, avoid too much text. If I can read your ideas on your slide, then why should I listen? Your slides should capture the “big idea” while you—as the speaker—speak. Your slide should show while you talk.

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 6.06.21 AMHere’s some tips on creating great visuals.

BROWSE and view some 6-minutes and under TED Talks. Below are some of my favorites, but you can view all 6-minutes and under TED Talks directly on the TED site by clicking here.

Send your presentation to me by sharing it online.

If you need to use notecards for your presentation, no problemo.


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