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    Guidelines for Presentation Zen


    • Aim for one word or phrase on a slide. 
    • Use one powerful image
    • Search for images by IDEA.  For interest, what images would photographers tag to represent "lonely"or "cold"? Also, create your own images.
    • Use the nugget of a quote:  shorten it as much as possible and discover its essence.
    • Be creative in grabbing and maintaining attention.  Presentations have no set format, so think outside the box. 
    • Include a "Works Cited" or "Credits" slide for images as well as content.  Please document with this text:  "This image is used under a CC license from [insert URL back to image].
    • Don't read your slides to your audience.  Talk to them!
    • Your title slide should use a striking image and include your name and title of your research. 
    Many thanks and credit to Joyce Valenza, School Library Media Specialist, for pioneering presentation zen with high school students; this text adapted from an original blog post by Valenza.

    Thanks to the Unquiet Library!

    Thank you to Buffy Hamilton and the Unquiet Library at Creekview High School for compiling so many of these great resources!  For more information on Ms. Hamilton, contact her at


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