Presentation Do's and Don'ts

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: Center for Public Health Practice (Ohio State University). Presenter(s): Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.


This online self-study course will address the characteristics of effective presentations.

The course consists of four modules:

1. Tips on Oral Presentations: Tips on what makes a “good” and “not so good” presentation

2. Constructing Your Slides: Aspects of an effective and ineffective PowerPoint slide set

3. Giving an Impromptu Speech: Tips on what to do and what not to do when you are asked to provide an impromptu speech

4. Adapting to the Speaking Environment: Considerations of the audience, room, and event when planning your presentation

Learning Objectives

• List the components of “good” and “not-so-good” presentation practices.

• Develop a prepared speech using an effective slide set.

• List components of an impromptu speech.

• Adapt your presentation to the environment.

• Create a personal improvement plan to increase your presentation effectiveness.

Special Instructions

To access this course, you first need to create an account

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.