Week 7 Assignment: PowerPoint Presentation
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Review chapter(s) applicable to your presentation
- Headset microphone (If your computer does not already have a built-in microphone, then you can find this item under the Additional Items section in the bookstore).
- Link (website): Narrated PowerPoint Tutorial (Make sure to review this tutorial before you begin recording.)
- Minimum of 4 scholarly sources (from Weeks 5 & 6)
E-Book: McLean Scott, (2018). Exploring Interpersonal Communication (2nd ed.) Boston, MA: Flatworld
The following are the best practices for creating your speech presentation: (Write the speech to add notes)
- Title Slide: Include the title, audience (who you prepared the presentation for school or institution), the presenter who prepared and narrated, and the date.
- Attention-Getter: Give the audience a reason to pay attention. Make them want to listen to your speech.
- Thesis: Clearly state the purpose of your presentation
- (On this slide, establish the tone of the presentation and include any questions you think your audience might have about your topic – questions you will answer during your presentation).
- Body of the Presentation (multiple slides): Include the information you found during your research and organize it in a visually pleasing manner.
- Use some type of division like levels of headers or titles.
- Use words and phrases to clarify key points.
- Provide researched evidence for each point.
- Cite your evidence, quotes, and statistics within your presentation using
- in-text citations ( ) on the slides as well as full reference citations on the
- last slide.
- Include images to add visual appeal to the slides.
- Summary and Conclusion: Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing but presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your outline or presentation. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the ideas and how they affect the thesis statement of the outline and main objective of the presentation. End with a final strong statement regarding the intent of the presentation.
- References: Use the APA citation format. The illustrations should be included with your resources. APA tutorials are available in the Chamberlain University library. Keep in mind the following:
- At least 4 authoritative, outside scholarly sources are required from Week 6 outline. (Anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable.)
- Appropriate citations within the presentation are required on the last slide. Just copy and paste this from the last page of your outline – the References page. References should be in APA format.
- Each resource should be entirely double spaced.
- All entries must use hanging indents – the first line is flush left, and all the rest are indented.
- Use a minimum of 5 visual aids to further clarify and support the written part of your presentation. You could use example graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, pictograms, tables, and Gantt charts. If a slide appears boring, then strongly consider adding a visual. It is the blend of text and images that make the slides engaging for the audience.
- Animation and video clips should not be used for this speech. YouTube is not allowed.
- Do not type out text onto the slide and then read it during your presentation. Remember, you are the teacher, so teach, don’t read!
- Click on the following link to view a presentation of sample slides. Click on the arrows to scroll through the slide show (See attached below)
Presentation Requirements (APA format)
- Time Length: 5-7 minutes
- Slide Length: minimum of 8 slides
- Slide Content
- Title slide
- Body of the Presentation
- Summary and Conclusion
- References slide (minimum of 4 scholarly sources from Week 6 outline)
- Minimum of 5 visual aids
Length: Meets length requirement
Slide Content: The presentation contains at least 8 slides with all 5 of the following elements, including bullets where appropriate: Title slide; attention-getter; introduction; main points; summary or conclusion.
Visual Aids: All visual information is appropriate in that it relates to the information on the slide, properly sized for its purpose, and effectively clarifies/supports the written part of your presentation. The presentation includes at least 5 visual aids.
Organization: Presentation is clear and cohesive. The introduction and conclusion support the overall flow.
Narration: Throughout the whole work, the narration uses a conversational voice; uses an effective vocal variation to add emphasis to important points; demonstrates enthusiasm for the topic; minimizes the use of “uh”, “um”, etc.; uses professional language; uses correctness of expression without slang; acknowledges sources within the presentation.
Writing: Mechanics & Usage: The writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the text in the presentation.
APA: Citation and Reference Formatting: All borrowed material is cited using in-text citations and full APA citations.