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OMG I have to present my project. Where do I start? How do I make sure it's original and stands out?

Don't fear! The Libr@ry is here!

We've got you covered with tips and tricks to make your project stand out.

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When doing a presentation it is best to keep the information on screen short and to the point.

The general rule of thumb is called the 5 and 8 rule.

5 bullet points maximum

8 words per bullet point maximum

Bullet points should:

  • make sense
  • be clear
  • not be complete sentences.

Instead your detailed notes, in complete sentences, should be placed into the presenter notes portion of the powerpoint.

To make this appear click on the notes button found on the bottom bar:

This will make the notes panel appear and you can type your notes in:

When you go to present make sure on the ribbon when you click 'Slide Show' that the 'Presenter View' box is ticked. This will show you the notes and not everyone else.