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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Library Workshops: Presentation Skills for First-Year Students

A guide to current and past workshops offered by the Loyola Libraries.

Presentation Skills Infographic

A 9 Step Cheat-Sheet to Becoming a Public Speaking Expert, by the London Speaker Bureau

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Presentation Resources and Tools

Aside from PowerPoint, there are a number of tools to check out for presentations.

Prezi - A presentation tool with an emphasis on movement and visuals

Haiku Deck - A presentation tool that helps you create snazzy-looking slides

Canva - An online graphic design tool where you can create posters, slides, handouts, etc.

Google Presentation - A free slide creation tool

SimplyMap - A database resource here at Loyola that helps you visualize data

Tableau Public - Another online data visualization tool where you can create maps, graphs, charts, etc.

Piktochart - A tool to help you create data visualizations and infographics, which you can use in your presentations

ManyEyes - A tool from IBM to help you create data visualizations, like word clouds, and basic animations

Looking to try a different way of presenting material? Check out Pecha-Kucha, a style of presentation where you are limited to 20 images, which are each shown for 20 seconds.

Presentation Tips

Toastmater's International Presentation Resources - Includes, how-to information, tips, and suggestions

MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Public Speaking Tips - Tips for writing and also delivering speeches and talks

Meeting Tomorrow Presentation Tips and Tricks - Links to resources to help you design, create, plan, and deliver a presentation

Lifehack 18 Tips for Killer Presentations - A quick rundown of things you can do to prepare for and deliver a good presentation

TEDBlog Tips for Better Slides - Tips and suggestions from an in-house expert on presentations at TED

HackCollege Public Speaking Tips - Tips designed for college students

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Tips for Turning a Paper into a Presentation - Strategies you can use to help you transform a paper into a presentation

Materials and Handouts