We've all been surprised and delighted by great lectures. They are well- organized, fluid and enjoyable. So how do you make your lectures engaging even if you've got stage fright? How do you make your presentations both clear and captivating no matter what your material? We've compiled these resources to help you make any presentation pop.
- Useful repetition, summaries, and breaking the lecture into smaller parts: make the point of the presentation clear at the beginning, remind them in the middle and emphasize it at the end.
- Ask yourself, what makes me different from the book? Use examples and stories - the more visual and interactive the more impact the lecture will have.
- Watch for feedback; slow down and notice your students’ faces and body language. Do they appear confused or engaged? How can I reengage them?
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[Top]Presenting and Facilitating: FAQ's
Check this Teaching FAQ section of the Teaching Effectiveness Program’s web site for answers to questions about instructional presenting and facilitating, topics include: stage fright, giving lectures more impact, ways to facilitate discussion, working with students that English is a second language, and others.
[Top]How can I give my lectures and presentations more impact?
This section of the Teaching Effectiveness Program’s Web site presents various suggestions and examples for creating more engaging instructional experiences.
How can I stimulate discussion if/when it dies down?
Losing engagement with students during lectures or discussions? Use this section of the Teaching Effectiveness Program’s site for tips about reengaging them.
The Teaching Effectiveness Program’s Web site provides resources for faculty Blackboard support. Explore how the Blackboard Learning System provides a teaching and learning environment, which allows for content management and sharing, online assessments, student tracking, assignment management, and virtual collaboration.