PPT Requirements • 5 minutes in length • Presenter must dress professionally • Must have an outline • Must have a beginning, middle and end • Must be informative, clear and creative • Must use proper citations • Must be well-paced
Attire • Boys Dress • Khaki pants with collared dress shirt and necktie; or • Sport coat, dress slacks, collared dress shirt, and necktie; or • Jeans, collared dress shirt, and necktie • No Sneakers
Attire ctd. • Girls Dress (ie. Sundress) • Dress Pants with shirt • Skirt or dress slacks with shirt or sweater • Dress shoes are required.
Grooming • Clothes clean and ironed, in good repair • Clothes must fit properly. (not baggy, too short, too tight, or too long) • Girls’ hair should be away from the face so as not to distract. • Boys’ hair should be neat and give the appearance of being combed. • Carefully groomed hands and clean nails • Boys should be clean-shaven or have well groomed beard/moustache. • No strong cologne, aftershave, perfume or heavy make-up • New fashion trends may be in style but not necessarily appropriate for your presentation. The best way • to operate is to avoid walking the line. If there is any doubt, select something else to wear!
No No's • No hats • No gum • No ripped jeans (boys) • No Athletic wear • No piercings • No excessive jewelry • No excessive perfume
Body Language • Make eye contact with audience • Do NOT read your presentation word for word • Do NOT place hands in pockets or play with pen/pencil • Circulate the room to engage your audience • Speak loudly and clearly
Logical Progression • Speak with conviction as if you really believe in what you are saying. • Persuade your audience effectively. • The material you present orally should have the same ingredients as that which are required for a written research paper, • i.e. a logical progression from INTRODUCTION (Thesis statement) to BODY (strong supporting arguments, accurate and up-to-date information) to CONCLUSION (re-state thesis, summary, and logical conclusion
Title Slide • Have Title of Presentation Centered • Your name • Class • Institution • Year
Prison Wars:The Unspoken Truth Behind Bars Jamie Marootian CP I English Pascack Hills High School 2011
Outline Slide • Briefly shows audience what you will be covering • Introduces idea and why you chose it • Gives the audience a chance to see where you are going with your ideas • Should be talked through (First, I am going to present to you..)
Outline • Rationale • How I Located Research • Main Points (Organized by Header) 1. The issue 2. The reasons behind it 3. The negative effects 4. What can be done to help • Works Cited
Informational Slides • MUST be readable to audience at all distances in room • MUST be checked for spelling and grammar • MUST be a simple font and background • MUST be points that you fill in with additional information • NO paragraphs on PPT (you will lose a billion points) • MUST have cited material within slides
Bad! • This is pretty, but bad because it is way too distracting to audience
Also- Bad! • A paragraph is a collection of related sentences dealing with a single topic. Learning to write good paragraphs will help you as a writer stay on track during your drafting and revision stages. Good paragraphing also greatly assists your readers in following a piece of writing. You can have fantastic ideas, but if those ideas aren't presented in an organized fashion, you will lose your readers (and fail to achieve your goals in writing). • The basic rule of thumb with paragraphing is to keep one idea to one paragraph. If you begin to transition into a new idea, it belongs in a new paragraph. There are some simple ways to tell if you are on the same topic or a new one. You can have one idea and several bits of supporting evidence within a single paragraph. You can also have several points in a single paragraph as long as they relate to the overall topic of the paragraph. If the single points start to get long, then perhaps elaborating on each of them and placing them in their own paragraphs is the route to go.
The Issue • Prison Wars: Definition • Prison Wars: History - 1903 first war - formation of gangs (1920) - current wars • Media’s role in the issue
Rehearsing • Practice, Practice, Practice • Once you're prepared, go through the presentation, Then read it again. Then again. And then once more. • Practice in front of a mirror. • Practice to your pets. • Grab a friend or family member and practice in front of a real human being. • Every time you go through your presentation, you're adding another layer of "I know this stuff."
Mental Attitude • Visualize Yourself Being Fabulous! • Negative thinking will get you nowhere but down in the dumps. • If you believe that you'll be great, you will be. If you think you're going to fail, you probably will. It's as simple as that!
Conclusion & Questions • Be sure to solidify all information you just presented • Recap and Reword • Take Questions from Ms. Marootian and class