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75 Unique School Presentation Ideas and Topics Plus Templates
Are you tired of seeing the same PowerPoints repeating overused and unoriginal school presentation ideas covering repeated topics in your classes?
You know what I’m talking about; we’ve all been there, and sat through yawn-worthy demonstrations, slides, or presentation videos covering everything from the solar system, someone’s favorite pet, past presidents of a country, to why E=mC squared.
From grade school to university, first graders to college students, we are obligated to create, perform, and observe academic presentations across a plethora of curriculums and classes, and not all of these public speaking opportunities fall into the category of an ‘interesting topic’.
Yet, have no fear! Here at Piktochart, we are here to help you and your classmates. From giving examples of creative and even interactive presentation ideas, providing presentation videos , and suggesting interactive activities to give your five minutes of fame the ‘wow’ factor that it deserves, this article is your guide!
Our massive collection of unique school and college presentation ideas and templates applies if you’re:
- A teacher looking to make your class more engaging and fun with student presentations.
- A student who wants to impress your teacher and the rest of the class with a thought-provoking, interesting topic.
A Curated List of Interesting Topics for School Presentations
Did you know that when it comes to presentations , the more students involved improves retention? The more you know! Yet sometimes, you need a little help to get the wheels moving in your head for your next school presentation .
The great thing about these ideas and topics is you can present them either in face-to-face classes or virtual learning sessions.
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The templates are further divided into the following categories covering the most popular and best presentation topics. Click the links below to skip to a specific section.
- Unique science presentation topics to cultivate curiosity in class
- Engaging culture and history presentation ideas to draw inspiration from
- Health class presentation topics to help students make healthy lifestyle decisions
- Data visualization ideas to help students present an overwhelming amount of data and information into clear, engaging visuals
- First day of school activity ideas to foster classroom camaraderie
- Communication and media topics to teach students the importance of effective communication
- Topics to help students prepare for life after school
We hope this list will inspire you and help you nail your next school presentation activity.
Unique Science Presentation Topics to Cultivate Curiosity in Class
Science is a broad field and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with too many topics to choose for your next presentation.
Cultivate curiosity in the science classroom with the following unique and creative presentation ideas and topics:
1. Can life survive in space?
2. Do plants scream when they’re in pain?
3. What are the traits of successful inventors?
4. How vaccines work
5. Massive destruction of the Koala’s habitat in Australia
6. Left brain versus right brain
7. What are great sources of calcium?
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8. Recycling facts you need to know
9. Do you have what it takes to be a NASA astronaut?
10. The rise of robots and AI: Should we be afraid of them?
11. How far down does the sea go?
12. The stages of sleep
13. Will Mars be our home in 2028?
14. A quick look at laboratory safety rules
15. The first person in history to break the sound barrier
Engaging Culture and History Presentation Ideas to Draw Inspiration From
History is filled with equally inspiring and terrifying stories, and there are lessons that students can learn from the events of the past. Meanwhile, interactive presentations about culture help students learn and embrace diversity.
16. Women in history: A conversation through time
17. The sweet story of chocolate
18. A history lesson with a twist
19. The history of basketball
20. The origin of the Halloween celebration
21. AI History
22. What you need to know about New Zealand
23. 1883 volcanic eruption of Krakatoa
24. Roman structures: 2000 years of strength
25. The most famous art heists in history
26. Elmo: The story behind a child icon
27. 10 things you should know before you visit South Korea
28. 8 things you didn’t know about these 8 countries
Health Class Presentation Topics to Help Students Make Healthy Lifestyle Decisions
Want to learn how to engage students with healthcare topic ideas? Then consider using these templates for your next interactive presentation.
According to the CDC , school-based health education contributes to the development of functional health knowledge among students. It also helps them adapt and maintain health-promoting behaviors throughout their lives.
Not only will your presentation help with keeping students engaged, but you’ll also increase class involvement with the right slides.
The following examples of health and wellness interactive presentations include fun ideas and topics that are a good start.
29. How to look after your mental health?
30. The eradication of Polio
31. How to have a healthy lifestyle
32. 10 handwashing facts
33. Myths and facts about depression
34. Hacks for making fresh food last longer
35. Ways to avoid spreading the coronavirus
36. Mask protection in 5 simple steps
37. Everything you need to know about the flu
38. All about stress: Prevention, tips, and how to cope
39. The importance of sleep
40. Is milk tea bad for you?
41. How to boost happiness in 10 minutes
42. How dirty are debit and credit cards
43. Why do you need sunscreen protection
Data Visualization Ideas to Help Students Present Overwhelming Amounts of Data in Creative Ways
Data visualization is all about using visuals to make sense of data. Students need to pull the main points from their extensive research, and present them by story telling while being mindful of their classmates’ collective attention span.
As far as student assignments go, storytelling with data is a daunting task for students and teachers alike. To keep your audience interested, consider using a non linear presentation that presents key concepts in creative ways.
Inspire your class to be master data storytellers with the following data visualization ideas:
44. Are we slowly losing the Borneo rainforest?
45. Skateboard deck design over the years
46. Food waste during the Super Bowl
47. The weight of the tallest building in the world
48. Infographic about data and statistics
49. Stats about cyberbullying
50. How whales combat climate change
First Day of School Interactive Activity Ideas to Foster Whole-class-Camaraderie
Calling all teachers! Welcome your new students and start the school year with the following back-to-school creative presentation ideas and relevant templates for first-day-of-school activities.
These interactive presentations grab the attention of your students and are remarkably easy to execute (which is the main educator’s goal after all)!
51. Meet the teacher
52. Example: all about me
54. Tips on how to focus on schoolwork
55. Course plan and schedule
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56. Interpreting a student’s report card (for parents)
57. Introduction of classroom rules
58. Assignment schedule
59. Daily planner
60. Course syllabus presentation
61. How to write a class presentation
Topics to Teach Students the Importance of Effective Communication
Visual media helps students retain more of the concepts taught in the classroom. The following media topics and infographic templates can help you showcase complex concepts in a short amount of time.
In addition, interactive presentation activities using these templates also encourage the development of a holistic learning process in the classroom because they help focus on the three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor.
62. Interactive presentation do’s and don’ts
63. How to create an infographic
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64. How to improve your internet security and privacy
65. What is design thinking?
66. What are your favorite software tools to use in the classroom?
Presentation Topic Ideas to Help Students Prepare for Life After School
One of the things that makes teaching a rewarding career is seeing your students take the learning and knowledge you’ve instilled in them, and become successful, productive adults.
From pitching a business idea to starting your podcast, the following topics are good starting points to prepare students for the challenges after graduation (aka adulting 101):
67. How to make a resume
68. How to start a startup
69. Credit card vs. debit card
70. Pros and cons of cryptocurrency
71. How to save on travel
72. How to do a SWOT analysis
73. How to pitch a business idea
74. Habits of successful people
75. Starting your own podcast: A checklist
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Pro tip: make your presentation as interactive as possible. Students have an attention span of two to three minutes per year of age. To keep minds from wandering off, include some interactive games or activities in the lesson. For example, if you conducted a lesson on the respiratory system, you could ask them to practice breathing techniques.
Maintain eye contact with your students, and you’ll get instant feedback on how interested they are in the interactive presentation.
Make School Presentation Visuals Without the Hassle of Making Them From Scratch
School presentations, when done right, can help teachers engage their classes and improve students’ education effectively by presenting information using the right presentation topic.
If you’re pressed for time and resources to make your school presentation visuals , choose a template from Piktochart’s template gallery . Aside from the easy customization options, you can also print and download these templates to your preferred format.
Piktochart also professional templates to create infographics , posters , brochures , reports , and more.
Creating school-focused, engaging, and interactive presentations can be tedious at first, but with a little bit of research and Piktochart’s handy templates, you’re going to do a great job!
The future of learning is interactivity and collaboration.
Foster interactive and collaborative learning using Piktochart for Education. Share your work, get feedback, and brainstorm on the fly. With Piktochart, everyone’s on the same page. Finally.
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Doing a presentation in class can be intimidating, but it does not have to be. This wikiHow will give you lots of pointers on how to do a presentation in class with minimal stress.
Planning the Presentation
- Write down keywords or main ideas. If you need to consult your index cards, you're only going to want to scan the index card for information, not read every last word.
- Most of the time, the act of putting information down on your index cards will help you remember the information. So, while you might not strictly need the note cards, it's a nice security blanket to have if you happen to forget what you were going to say.
- You don't want to be reading straight off your notecards during your presentation.
- Practice in front of your family or friends, or in front of the mirror, when you rehearse your presentation. It's probably better to do it in front of friends who you may not know well, as this will help you replicate the feeling of being in front of the class.
- Ask your friends for feedback after you finish your presentation. Was the presentation long enough? How was your eye contact? Did you stammer at all? Were all the points clearly made?
- Make a critique of your practice performance. Challenge yourself to work on all the things that you believe you can improve during the real presentation. When it comes time to deliver the real deal, you'll feel confident knowing that you've worked extra hard on what was toughest for you.
- Get quotes from reliable sources. Good quotes make a good presentation great. Taking what smart people have said and putting it into your presentation not only makes you look smart, it shows the teacher that you spent time thinking about what other people said.
- Make sure your sources are trustworthy. There's nothing that can quite break your confidence like a fact that turns out to not be a fact. Don't always trust the information you get off the Internet.
Delivering the Presentation
- Studies have shown that smiles are infectious; that means that once you smile, it's hard for everyone else not to smile. So if you want your presentation to go off without a hitch, force yourself to smile. That'll make everyone smile; and maybe those smiles will make you actually smile.
- Think about your intention before you talk to your audience. Do you want to educate, enlighten, or entertain this audience? What is the effect that you want to have on the listener?
- Visualize success before, during, and after your presentation. Be humble about what you do — no need for cockiness — but imagine a successful presentation at all times. Don't let the thought of failure creep into your mind.
- In many ways, your confidence is just as important as the information you're delivering. You don't want to spread misinformation, or skimp on doing your research, but a lot of what you'll be graded on — and what the other students come away with — is going to be your level of confidence. Also if you are confident, you will have a better time exchanging ideas with the class.
- If you need a confidence boost, think big picture. After 10 or 15 minutes, your presentation will be over. What will your presentation matter in the long run? Probably not very much. Try to do the best you can, but if you're getting nervous, remind yourself that there are much more important moments in your life to come.
- Have the goal of looking at every person in the classroom at least once. That way, everyone will feel like you've engaged with them. Plus, you'll look like you know what you're talking about.
- Inflection is the kind of movement that radio DJs put into their voice; it's the ramped-up pitch in your voice when it gets excited. You don't want to sound like you've just seen a lion, but you also don't want to sound like you've just seen a squirrel, either. Vary it up to make the presentation more interesting.
- Tell a story, maybe one with a personal note. Stories are great for history or English presentations. Maybe you can tie your presentation into a little anecdote about a famous historical person?
- Ask a provocative question. Ending with a question is a good way of getting your audience to think about your presentation in an interesting way. Is there a certain conclusion you want them to come to?
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- Have good posture. Don't cross or fold your arms, keep them open. Don't slouch and keep your back straight.  X Research source Thanks Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
- Try not to argue with your audience. This detracts from your presentation. Just tell them they have an interesting point and that you'll check and get back to them. Thanks Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
- Don't forget to look at everyone, not just the floor. Don't stare at anyone in particular but 'skim' the class. Thanks Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
- Some people may be so tied up before a presentation that they feel faint and may pass out during their speech. If this describes you, make sure you prepare especially hard and keep your blood sugar up before you present. Thanks Helpful 12 Not Helpful 0
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If you’re looking for good topics for presentations, you’ve landed on the right page. In this article, you’ll find plenty of good presentation topics, tips on choosing the most suitable topic for you, and essential design elements to make your presentation a success.
Many factors go into an excellent presentation. You need to have confident body language and engage your audience to hold their attention. You also need eye-catching visual aids like images, data visualizations, GIFs, and others (all of which you can find in Prezi ), not to mention a great opening to grab attention and a strong closing line to stay memorable. However, the most essential aspect of your presentation is the topic. It’s the core of your presentation, so it has to be strong, insightful, attention-grabbing, and appealing to yourself and your audience in order to evolve into a successful presentation everyone will love.
How to choose a good presentation topic
There are millions of topics you could create a presentation on, but what defines a good topic? If you’re struggling to either come up with a good topic for a presentation or you can’t decide between multiple ones, here are a few questions you should ask yourself before choosing a topic.
What’s the goal of your presentation?
When you’re choosing a topic, consider the meaning behind it. Ask yourself what the purpose of talking about this topic is, and what you want to say about it. Whatever topic you choose to present, the conclusion needs to provide a takeaway or lesson you want to communicate to your audience. A meaningful goal will make your presentation more memorable.
Are you interested in the topic?
If you’re not interested in the topic, others won’t be curious either. Interest, enthusiasm, and passion enrich your presentation and are noticeable when presenting. Interest shines through and inspires others to find the topic as fascinating as you do. Think about the last time you saw someone sharing something they were passionate about – their excitement drew people in to pay closer attention to what they were saying.
When choosing a topic, you need to find it or a particular angle of it interesting for yourself. For example, perhaps you’re not a pop music enthusiast, but you’re passionate about studying cultural phenomena. In this case, you can talk about pop music’s influence on early 2000s youth culture.
Will your audience find this topic relatable?
While you have to find the topic you’re presenting interesting, you also have to think about your audience. When choosing a subject, consider your audience’s background in terms of demographics, interests, culture, and knowledge level about the topic. Think about what others will find fascinating and relevant, so they’re not bored or confused during your presentation.
Do you have prior experience or knowledge about this topic?
Personal experiences are always great to share in a presentation, providing your unique perspective for anyone listening. While you can easily prepare your presentation based on a quick Google search, it won’t make the same lasting impact on your audience. Choose a topic you have some prior knowledge about, or have an interesting opinion you can share with others. It’ll make your presentation more engaging and memorable.
Ideas for good presentation topics
It’s not easy to come up with a good presentation topic from scratch. It’s much easier to get inspired from other good presentation topics to build your topic on. Whether you’re looking for presentation ideas for work, about me presentation ideas, unique or easy presentation topics, you’ll find them all here.
Without further ado, here are some good presentation topics to choose from or get inspired by.
Presentation topics about social media
- The role of social media in portraying gender stereotypes
- How social media impacts our body image
- How social media shaped Gen Z
- The most significant differences between the Facebook and TikTok generations
- The negative effects of social media
- The positive impacts of social media
- The effects of social media on behavior
- How social media impacts our physical (or mental) health
- How social media has shaped our understanding of mass media
- Should we teach about social media in schools?
- The rise of social media influencers
- How AR Instagram filters impact our self-image
- How to go viral on social media?
- The origins of social media echo chambers
- Social media as a news outlet
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Presentation topics about movies
- How movies influence our understanding of good and evil
- Beauty standards represented in movies
- How female characters are depicted in Hollywood movies
- How horror movies and global fears have developed through time
- The adverse effects of romance movies
- How movies have changed our understanding of the Western culture
- Charlie Chaplin and the silent movie era
- The globalization of culture: Hollywood vs. Bollywood
- The psychology behind the music in films
- The ethics of using animals in movies
- Social media’s influence on the film industry
- The history of filmmaking
- The role of color in movies
- The cultural impact of romance movies
- How are gender stereotypes depicted in Hollywood movies?
Author: Cinto Marti
Presentation topics about music
- The impact of pop music on beauty standards
- Should digital music be free for everyone?
- The psychology behind the music in advertisements
- The effectiveness of sound therapy
- Can music inspire criminal behavior?
- The psychological effects of metal music
- The origins of K-pop
- How does music influence our understanding of the world?
- Can music help in the learning process?
- The positive effects of classical music
- The history of hip hop
- Why is music education essential in schools?
- The psychological benefits of playing piano
- Can anyone become a famous musician?
- The role of music in fashion
Author: Prezi Editorial
Presentation topics about health
- The link between food and mental health
- Inequality in the healthcare system
- Myths about healthy practices
- Simple practices that help you stay healthy
- Health education in schools: Should it change?
- Toxic positivity and mental health
- The impact of superfoods on our health
- The psychology behind unhealthy eating habits
- Sex education in schools: Why should we have it?
- How to trick yourself into getting better: The placebo effect
- How to strengthen your immune system
- How to tell if someone is depressed
- The health benefits of regular exercise
- The impact of junk food on mental health
- Stress-caused diseases
Author: Prezi Education Team
Presentation topics about human psychology
- What is social depression?
- What triggers panic attacks?
- The impact of testosterone on aggressive behavior
- How to overcome social anxiety
- Differences in the functioning of the brain of a child and adult
- The impact of violent video games on children’s brain development
- How does the use of social media influence our attention span?
- How to overcome childhood trauma
- The influence of marijuana on the human brain
- How does behavioral therapy work
- The psychology behind fame
- The causes of personality disorders
- The differences in brain functioning between men and women
- What happens in therapy sessions?
- The psychology of substance abuse
Presentation topics about self-development
- The impact of exercise on productivity
- How to deal with stress
- How to deal with procrastination
- The positive effects of meditation
- Why new–year’s resolutions don’t work
- How to overcome bad habits
- The impact of negative thoughts
- The negative effects of self-criticism
- The role of creativity in self-development
- Benefits of journaling
- How to learn something fast
- How to be mindful
- The importance of curiosity
- How to become more self-aware
- Why it’s essential to spend time with yourself
Author: Nir Eyal
Presentation topics about education
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of online education?
- The positive effects of a gap year
- Should university education be free?
- Inequality in education access
- How language learning benefits brain development
- Emerging gender issues in education
- The importance of socialization in school
- School bullying and student development
- The benefits of reading
- Is the education system broken?
- What you don’t learn in college
- The link between education and brain development
- The history of schools
- The gender gap in STEM
- The connection between equality in education and economic growth
Presentation topics about culture
- Is graffiti a form of art or street vandalism?
- Cultural diversity in the workplace
- The impact of culture on gender roles
- The issue with orientalism
- Are humans the only species that has culture?
- How do different cultures view death?
- The ethical issues of pop culture
- The impact of culture on personal development
- Sexism in different cultures
- The impact of globalization on local cultures
- The viral spread of the #metoo movement
- The history of subcultures
- The problem with romanticizing toxic relationships in movies
- 90s pop-culture influence on fashion trends
- The evolution of cultural psychology
Author: Devin Banerjee
Presentation ideas for work
- What it’s like to be a digital nomad?
- How to deal with workplace conflicts
- The secret to a productive day
- How to set achievable goals
- The importance of diversity in a workplace
- The positive effects of creative thinking at work
- How to give constructive feedback
- The characteristics of a valuable team member
- Inequality and the glass ceiling
- Racial discrimination in the workplace
- Work habits of different cultures
- How is work perceived in various countries?
- Technological development and the future of work
- The importance of a healthy work/life balance
- The rise of health problems in office work
Author: Charles Huang
Presentation topics about hybrid work
- The positive effects of hybrid work on work/life balance
- Is hybrid work the future work model?
- How to stay connected in a hybrid work model
- The challenges of hybrid work nobody talks about
- How to stay productive when working from home
- The social effects of hybrid work
- The economic impacts of hybrid work
- Case study: Hybrid work model in [company]
- What causes Zoom fatigue?
- The problem with online meetings
- Is hybrid work better than remote work?
- How to develop a close relationship with colleagues in a hybrid work model
- What kind of company culture is best for a hybrid work model?
- Is hybrid work sustainable?
- Cybersecurity consideration for hybrid working
Author: Barbie Brewer
Presentation topics about public speaking
- The importance of body language in public speeches
- How to appear confident when you’re not
- How to become a better orator
- The use of eye contact in public speaking
- Breathing exercises that will calm you down before public speaking
- The benefits of public speaking
- Ways to improve public speaking skills
- How to leave a great first impression on stage
- How to engage your audience during a public speech
- How to best structure your public speech
- How to end your presentation speech
- Can anyone learn to be good at public speaking?
- How to prepare for a public speech
- What not to do right before a public speech
- How to address a controversial topic in a public speech
Author: Prezi Team
Presentation topics about entrepreneurship and leadership
- The main principles of a good leader
- The impact of leadership skills on professional performance
- The mistake every entrepreneur makes
- How to successfully lead a cross-cultural team
- How to celebrate inclusivity in a diverse team
- What are the common personality traits of a successful entrepreneur?
- The impact of entrepreneurship on the global economy
- The characteristics of a leader
- The most common challenges of entrepreneurship
- Can anyone learn to become a successful leader?
- What affects new venture growth?
- The psychology of leadership
- What is crowdsourcing?
- The benefits of being an entrepreneur
- Common mistakes leaders make
Author: Jill Sinclair
Presentation topics about technology
- The rise of technological development
- Is technology addictive?
- Should we use drones for military and non-military purposes?
- The sustainability of electric cars
- What are deepfakes?
- Limitations of AI machines
- The future of programming
- Ethical issues of AI
- The future of AR in business
- How VR can be used in the medical field
Author: David Vandegrift
Sales presentation topics
- How to make a cold email intro
- What is sales enablement?
- How to build better relationships with customers
- The best way to improve pipeline management
- Coaching via verbal and written role-play
- How to plan cold calls
- What’s a deal-breaker for most customers?
- All about personalized coaching
- How to manage objections
- How to close more deals
- How to keep your prospects engaged
- Effective sales communication strategies
- How to conduct a competitor analysis
- The most valuable sales skills
- What soft skills do you need to become a successful sales rep?
Author: Cindy McGovern
Easy presentation topics
- Benefits of daily exercise and how to incorporate it into your routine
- Simple and nutritious meal recipes
- Tips for improving time management and productivity
- The importance of recycling
- The history of a local landmark or festival
- Ways to reduce stress
- Exploring different types of renewable energy sources and their impact on the environment
- The basics of budgeting and saving money for future goals
- The benefits of social media for professional use
- Tips for overcoming stage fright
- How to start a meditation practice
- The impact of technology on modern society
- The basics of personal finance
- The health benefits of a plant-based diet
- The history of Earth Day
Good how to presentation topics
- How to create a successful social media marketing strategy
- How to give a persuasive presentation
- How to create effective and engaging content for your blog
- How to discover your strengths and weaknesses
- How to use project management tools to increase productivity
- How to make the most out of boring meetings
- How to build a personal brand
- How to conduct effective market research
- How to use data analytics to improve decision-making
- How to improve your decision-making process
- How to write a winning proposal
- How to create a visually stunning presentation
- How to manage stressful situations at work
- How to make friends as an adult
- How to network at work events
About me presentation ideas
- My journey to becoming who I am today
- My passion for [insert topic or activity]
- My career aspirations and goals
- My travels and adventures around the world
- My hobbies and interests outside of work/school
- My role models and influences
- My strengths and weaknesses
- My favorite books, movies, and TV shows
- My proudest achievements and accomplishments
- My favorite childhood memories
- My family and friends
- My education and academic background
- My volunteer and community service experience
- My personality traits and values
- My vision for the future and how I plan to achieve it
Author: Adam Grant
Student presentation ideas
- The history and evolution of video games
- The history and cultural impact of tattoos
- The impact of social media on body image and self-esteem
- The effects of globalization on local cultures and economies
- The role of education in promoting social justice and equity
- The ethical implications of autonomous weapons in warfare
- The impact of mass media on society and culture
- The causes and effects of deforestation on biodiversity and climate change
- The history and cultural significance of dance in different parts of the world
- The psychology of addiction and recovery
- The impact of the gig economy on labor rights and job security
- The history and impact of feminism on gender equality
- The benefits and drawbacks of renewable energy sources
- The impact of colonialism on indigenous cultures and identities
- The role of technology in promoting global connectivity and intercultural understanding
Author: Edward Quinn
How to create a good presentation
If you know what you want to present on, it’s time to create an impactful presentation that grabs everyone’s attention. Presentation design plays a crucial role in how your presentation is received and remembered. To stand out and leave a memorable impact on your audience, create a Prezi presentation. Instead of a linear, slide-based presentation, offer an engaging and dynamic storytelling experience to your audience. Breathe life into your presentation with motion, zoom, and spatial relationships. When creating your presentation, consider the following three essential elements:
Visuals play a significant part in presentation design. They evoke emotions, make a memorable impact, and give more context to the story. Not to mention, 65% of people are visual learners , so visual aids are helpful when explaining a complex topic.
In your presentation, include different types of visuals, such as images, videos, GIFs, and stickers, all of which you can find in Prezi’s content library. When selecting your visuals, consider what’s relevant and brings additional value to the story. Only add what’s meaningful and necessary. A video or image at the right place and time will enrich the viewing experience and make your presentation more memorable.
The layout of your presentation is the structure of your story. It’ll help you introduce the topic, intrigue your audience, and unfold the layers of your topic one by one until you disclose your main arguments and summarize the presentation. A good presentation layout has a hierarchical, chronological, or logical flow that leads the viewer from start to finish.
If you’re creating a Prezi presentation, you can create a dynamic storytelling experience by experimenting with your layout. Instead of going from slide to slide, you can zoom in and out of topics and experiment with different shapes, animations, and effects that draw the viewer into your story world. Here’s an example of a Prezi presentation with a great storytelling layout:
Author: Lydia Antonatos
Data visualizations can elevate your presentation from being a good one to a great one. By providing data behind your arguments, you’ll appear more trustworthy and confident in your audience’s eyes.
Add charts, graphs, interactive maps, and more to your presentations with Prezi Design. You can choose from a wide selection of charts and maps to illustrate your data. With interactive elements, you’ll be able to engage your audience and make a memorable impact.
Engaging visuals, a well-structured layout, and relevant data visualizations will provide a great starting base to create a memorable presentation. Discover other tips and tricks that make your presentation effective and capture people’s attention.
Choosing a topic for a presentation isn’t easy. When selecting a topic, think about the goal of your presentation, your interest and knowledge about the topic, and whether or not your audience will find it relevant and interesting for them. Also, get inspired by other topics that’ll help you figure out what you want to talk about. Lastly, when creating your presentation, consider the impact of visuals, layout, and data visualizations. To simplify the creation process, follow the step-by-step process of making a presentation with helpful tips and resources.
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Once you have created your presentation and your visual aids, and you have prepared for the presentation, you can deliver it to your audience. This module will help you learn how to confidently deliver your presentation.
Strategies for Your Presentation
How to deliver an effective presentation.
Watch this video or read the tips below to learn some techniques for delivering a presentation.
- Video Transcript - How to Deliver an Effective Presentation
Tips for Delivering a Good Presentation
- Have good posture
- Smile and act relaxed. It will make you look and feel more confident.
- Make eye contact with your audience instead of reading off your notes the entire time.
- Avoid distracting behaviours, like chewing gum or fidgeting.
- Watch for nervous gestures, such as rocking, or tapping.
- Make sure to dress appropriately for your profession.
- Take time to think during your presentation! People have a tendency to speak more quickly under pressure. Make an effort to slow your pace and include pauses. Speaking slower will also help you avoid excessive verbal fillers like “ummm” or “ahhhh”.
- Pay attention to your volume. Think about projecting your voice to the back of the classroom so that everyone can hear what you have to say.
- Try to speak clearly so that your audience can easily understand your words.
- Avoid the ‘lecture’. By incorporation more than a speech into your presentation, you’ll be better able to hold your audience’s attention. Try using visuals, asking questions, or doing activities.
How to Rehearse Your Presentation
Review this checklist before you present to make you that you are ready to deliver your presentation. It will help you rehearse your presentation so that it will go smoothly when you deliver it in class.
- Presentation Rehearsal Checklist - Word
- Presentation Rehearsal Checklist - PDF
Presenting online involves many of the same skills as presenting in person, but there are a few additional considerations. Watch the video below to learn more about how to successfully present online.
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