Weissman, J. (2003). Presenting to win : The art of telling your story: Vol. Special expanded ed. Pearson Education, Inc. Read Chapter 1 (You and Your Audience), Chapter 2 (The Power of WIIFY), Chapter 3 (Getting Creative: The Expansive Art of Brainstorming), Chapter 4 (Finding Your Flow), Chapter 5 (Capturing Your Audience Immediately), Chapter 10 (Bringing Your Story to Life), Chapter 13 (The Virtual Presentation)
This resource includes 14 chapters dedicated to helping presenters effectively tell their story. The author includes a Presentation Checklists in the Appendices (link here). While the early chapters focus on persuasive presentation, there are many suggestions and colorful examples that highlight ways to effectively tell your story based on your key communication goal. Chapters one through five focus on your communication goals while emphasizing the need to know your audience and highlighting how the audience can benefit from your presentation information. Chapter six through nine provides presentation pointers, including communicating visually with text, numbers, and graphics, to make your story flow. The remaining chapters demonstrate how to customize your presentations. Pay special attention to Chapter 13 (the Virtual Presentation).
Reynolds, G. (2014). Presentation Zen design : a simple visual approach to presenting in today’s world. New Riders. This resource includes an overview of design principles as applied to creating presentations. As the author outlines, after reading this book, you should be able to understand basic concepts of graphic design, create better visuals, and communicate better in your presentations. Revisit Chapter 1 (Design Matters), Chapter 2 (Presenting with Type), Chapter 3 (Communicating with Color) from Lesson 6. Read Chapter 8 (Creating Purpose and Focus) and Chapter 9 (Achieving Harmony). You can link to the author’s checklist excerpts here.
Newbold, C. (2019). Giving effective presentations.O’Reilly Media, Inc. This resource is an optional two-hour presentation about how to give effective presentations. It includes many helpful tips and examples.
Center for Teaching and Learning (n.d.). Creating powerful powerpoint presentations - 05/29/19.NorthCentral University. The University’s Center for Teaching and Learning created a 50-minute presentation, which includes an introduction to PowerPoint, approaches to designing your presentation, and examples of good and not so good presentation slides. Presenters demonstrate the use of a digital storyboard to design your presentation before you start drafting your PowerPoint presentation.