Quality Check for Presentations

How do you know you have structured your topic successfully? Four quality criteria have proven useful here. It is important to ensure four conditions are always met at every structural level:

  1. Consistent: The statements made at a particular level are all consistent.
  2. Free from overlap: The statements made at a particular level do not overlap.
  3. Apt: The statements are concise and to the point.
  4. Exhaustive: The statements made at a particular level are complete and collectively represent the overarching statement. In other words: Every statement is a summary of the statements below it (at least two).

We recommend strictly adhering to these four evaluation criteria. They play a key role in determining the quality of an argument.

Remember that the organizational structure is the most important and often the most difficult part of creating a presentation. It is not uncommon for it to have to be constantly redrafted and redeveloped. But it also provides the biggest opportunity for presentation creators. Because a clear, tidy structure makes things much easier to understand.



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