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There are several free resources you can use to create your presentation. Check out some below!

  1. Microsoft Powerpoint: Students have free access to this by logging into Unify and then clicking on the Microsoft 365. Instructions on how to download this to your computer will be in the tab.
  2. Google Slides: You can create slides for free and you can present as well as collaborate on online presentations in real-time and from any device.
  3. Canva: Canva’s free presentation software gives you access to hundreds of beautifully designed layouts to create presentations on any topic. You can also export it to a Powerpoint (.pptx) file. 


We also have a guide for Designing Effective Poster Presentations.

Here are some tips to be an effective presenter:

  1. Show interest in your topic and connect with your audience.
  2. Build your presentation around what you want your audience to get from it.
    • Make it easy for your audience to understand and respond.
  3. Concentrate your presentation on the core message.
    • What is the key message (or 3 key points) for your audience to take away?
  4. Smile and make contact with your audience.
    • Smiling and eye contact builds rapport and allows the audience to connect with you and the subject.
  5. Start strongly.
    • It's crucial to capture your audience's attention and hold it.
  6. Avoid "Death by PowerPoint."
    • A tip from Guy Kawasaki of Apple suggests that slideshows should:
      • Contain no mare than 10 slides
      • Last no more than 20 minutes
      • Use a font-size of no less than 30pt. This is important because it limits how much information you put in any one slide. You, as the presenter, should be more important that the slideshow.
  7. Tell a story.
    • This is a great way to make sure your audience is paying attention and to engage with the content. It's a good idea to start with a story and then have your presentation act like a continuation to that story.
  8. Use you voice effectively.
    • Change your pitch and tone to engage the audience with what you're saying. Speak loudly enough to be heard and capture the audience's attention.
  9. Your body counts too.
    • Gesturing and body language is crucial in your message. Consider open gestures and walk confidently around your stage. Avoid:
      • Stiff posture
      • Crossed arms
      • Rocking back and forth or pacing
  10. Relax, breath, and enjoy.
    • You've got this!


You can view further tips from some articles below:

Tips from: Top Tips for Effective Presentations

How to Give a Killer Presentation

Connect with your Audience

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