Delivering content

1 - Know your audience

  • Think about who this is aimed at and what they already know.
  • What is the key message you want to put across?

2- Content

  • Structure your talk.
  • Always have an introduction and conclusion.
  • Don’t put too much text on your slides.

3 - Visual aids

  • Keep images, graphs, tables clear and simple.
  • Make sure the visuals support what you are saying.
  • Label images/graphs appropriately and acknowledge sources.

4 - Delivery

  • Never apologise.
  • Most people need to speak up and slow down.
  • Act confident and you will be confident.
  • Write down key points – do not be tempted to read from a script.
  • Practice lots (out loud) so you can keep to the time limit.

Presentations

  • Box of Broadcasts

    Box of Broadcasts

    Allows you to search for and watch a huge range of television and radio programmes.

  • Coogle

    Coggle is an online tool for creating and sharing mindmaps. It works online in your browser: there's nothing to download or install.

  • Link to DeeperWeb tutorial

    DeeperWeb

    A Google tool which allows you to refine your search results using tag clouds.

  • Link to Easy Voice Recorder

    Easy Voice Recorder

    Recording app for Android which allows you to record and transfer audio files to your computer.

  • Google Slides

    Create presentations with Google Slides online presentation software. Share, collaborate and get started quickly with pre-made templates.

  • Perfect presentations

    An invaluable tool for anyone with a presentation to do in a class, seminar or in the workplace. Perfect Presentations helps students and professionals gain the skills and confidence they need to give an effective presentation. 

  • Link to Popplet website

    Popplet

    Simple, online tool (and app) for creating mind maps and mood boards.

  • PowerPoint

    All Falmouth University and University of Exeter Students with a valid email account have access to Microsoft Office, which includes PowerPoint.

  • Slides Carnival

    Free presentation templates for Google Slides and Powerpoint

  • slidr.io

    "No magical processing happening here, we use a simple PDF engine to quickly display slide decks. Upload a PDF version of your slides to get started.” Quick and easy way to share and host slide presentations.

  • Link to library catalogue for Study Skills Handbook

    Study Skills Handbook

    The 'go-to' study skills book for new students with (or without) dyslexia.

  • Link to Voice Record Pro

    Voice Record Pro

    Recording app for iOS which allows you to export, import, rename and edit audio clips.