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Year 9 - Identity: How to create a presentation?

A guide to resources on identity in art, compiled by your librarians. Last updated December 2018.

Presentation rules

Golden rule

Human attention is very limited. Don't cram too much information, either in each slide, or in the whole talk. Avoid details: they won't be remembered anyway.


  • Have a very clear introduction, to motivate what you do and to present your idea
  • Use only one idea per slide.
  • Have a good conclusions slide: put there the main ideas, the ones you really want people to remember. Use only one "conclusions" slide.

I wasn't prepared for that!

A video clip from the Video Arts classic presentation video ' I wasn't prepared for that'. This engaging programme will enable first-time presenters to deliver any presentation with confidence and professionalism.

Find out more...

Find out more about these artists or others, by using Sweetsearch, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.

How do I prepare for a presentation?

'Whenever you are asked to appear in front of one or more people for the purpose of explaining, educating, convincing, or otherwise conveying information to them, you have a presentation.'

Well, you don't have to tear your hair out or shuffle papers crazily to do a good presentation.

A few simple tips here and more useful (and usable) guidelines are on other pages of this Libguide!


  • Who are the audience?
  • What points do I want to get across?
  • How much time have I got?
  • What visual aids are available? Powerpoint projector? flip chart? 

How to give an awesome presentation?

How to give a great PowerPoint presentation. An animated whiteboard explanatory video presentation on how to effectively present with Power Point

Student Presentation

1. Know Your Topic . Use Key Phrases About Your Topic

2. Avoid Using Too Much Text on the Slide

3. Limit the Number of Slides

4. Layout of Your Slide is Important

5. Avoid Fancy Fonts

6. Use Contrasting Colors For Text and Background

7. Try a Slide Design Template to Keep the Look Consistent

8. Use Animations and Transitions Sparingly in Classroom Presentations


Is this what a presentation should be?

This short video pretty much sums up what NOT to do when you make a presentation. 

[Video Source : youtube]

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