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How to Give a Great PowerPoint Presentation

  • Tiffany M. BridgesEmail author
  • Andrew M. Luks
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Abstract

Good content alone is insufficient to ensure a well-received PowerPoint presentation. Effective lectures also require attention to timing and delivery, a consistent and well-organized structure, and appropriate slide design. Educators can greatly enhance the quality of their presentations with thorough consideration of each of these fundamental areas as they prepare their presentation.

Keywords

Teaching Lectures Presentations PowerPoint Slide design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

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