The Management of Outline Slides
Explicit, detailed outlines are standard fare in RPs and, as a result, are often incorporated into CPs as a core presentation ‘move.’ But does the multimodal, real-time nature of the CP demand such an approach, particularly when it comes to FP/PSs? This chapter questions the role and function of explicit CP outlines. My observations suggest that effective CP presenters often minimize or completely bypass the use of explicit verbal outlines and instead either incorporate the outline into an extension or paraphrase of the title slide or by reformulating (usually through reduction) the presentation outline information that is visible to the audience as written slide text.
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