This site provides lots of tips for designing a presentation and considering audience, occasion, and style.“Overview of Effective Speaking”
This is a one-page pdf handout from Stanford’s Oral Communication Program that provides tips on getting started and an overview of how to organize and deliver presentations and speeches.
The Role of Rhetoric
A comprehensive site about rhetorical theory. While this site is largely devoted to classical rhetoric and terms, some aspects (such as the role of ethos, pathos, and logos) may be useful.
General Tips on Presenting and Speaking
This extensive site breaks oral expression into three steps (prepare, design, and deliver) and provides tips and resources for each step.Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
A fascinating TED talk about the messages conveyed by body language. This talk gives pointers about how to make more mindful decisions about body language and how certain postures can actually make speakers feel more at ease while giving presentations.
“Everything I Know about Presentations, I Learned in Theatre School”
In this September 2007 article, Darren Barefoot provides numerous tips about designing and delivering presentations and highlights the similarities between presenting information and theatrical performance. This article generally discusses strategies in the context of their application to PowerPoint, but many could be adapted or applied to other types of presentations.
Using Electronic Presentation Tools
This entertaining YouTube video highlights common user design errors in PowerPoint through a presentation that intentionally commits all of the mistakes.
Changing Color Schemes in PowerPoint
This link gives a brief tutorial on how to change the color scheme of a PowerPoint presentation.
“PowerPoint is Evil”
In this September 2003 Wired article, Edward Tufte’s outlines some of the limitations and potential misuses of PowerPoint.
“How I Made My Presentations a Little Better”
In this 2007 article, Merlin Mann lists some brief tips for improving PowerPoint presentations.
“Challenging the Presentation Paradigm”
In this 2009 post on Professor Hacker, a blog featured by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Ethan Watrall gives an overview of Prezi and considers it as an alternative to PowerPoint. Although this post is primarily geared toward instructors, many of the conclusions may be useful to others.
“Use Haiku Deck for Simple, Elegant Presentations”
In this 2013 post on Professor Hacker, a blog featured by the Chronicle of Higher Education, George Williams gives an overview of Haiku Deck and considers it as an alternative to PowerPoint.
General Tips for Speaking in Class
A list of tips from the University of Pittsburgh for how to work in groups and divide speaking responsibilities equally.