The Soft Tissue Sarcoma

 Title slide with a catchy and interesting title and your name.  Introduction that captures the attention of the listener, provides background information on the subject and identifies the purpose of the oral presentation.  Description of the normal anatomy and physiology of the body system affected by the disease.  Description of the pathophysiology (i.e., what is not working properly within the body system affected by the disease) of the disease.  Brief explanation of the symptoms, causes and treatment of the disease.  Summary of the topic that states conclusions and provides a take-home message for the listeners.  References slide containing a minimum of five references from five different sources. The references must follow CSE format. These references can be the same ones that you used in writing your paper. Since audience members receive 83% of information from sight and only 11% from hearing (Knisley 2017), the visual aspect of your presentation is extremely important. Studies have shown that a combination of hearing, reading and seeing a visual enhances comprehension and retention of an audience (Knisley 2017). Therefore, the visual needs to be simple, legible and organized in a clear manner since text-heavy slides turn off audiences because their focus will be reading your slides and not listening to you. The visual should be organized in the following manner.  Each slide should cover one main idea with 3 – 4 key points or bullets per slide. The key points should be short and to the point and each slide should be an outline of what you are going to say, not a place to write every word of the presentation. They should contain the minimum amount of information that listeners need to understand the topic.  Each slide should capture the listener’s interest and the slide should increase comprehension and focus attention to important points.  Each slide should contain text that is easy to read and is in the same font and format. Text should be no smaller than 18-point.  Use color sparingly in text slides since approximately 10% of the male population is colorblind.  Use black type on a white background for best contrast. The light background keeps your audience awake and allows you to see their faces.  Text should be replaced with a simple visual, when possible since it takes less time to comprehend a picture than to read and process words. All images used within your PowerPoint must be cited.  Titles of slides should not be ambiguous but should be complete thoughts that eliminate guesswork of what you will be discussing. They should be written in active voice, following capitalization rules and have consistent punctuation and alignment. Text should be no smaller than 32-point.