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Project SHARE Curriculum: Designing Effective Presentations

Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment

Designing and Delivering Effective Presentations

The Designing Effective Presentations lesson covers why public speaking is important, including how to develop a persuasive presentation to a target audience.  We will discuss how to create and deliver an effective PowerPoint presentation.


  • Analyze the importance of public speaking
  • Develop communication techniques targeted to a specific audience
  • Demonstrate how to deliver an effective presentation
  • Demonstrate how to design an effective PowerPoint presentation


  • Instructor computer and projector
  • Student computers/computer classroom
  • Handouts
  • Other: PowerPoint Software

National Health Education Standards that Align with the Designing Effective Presentations Lesson

  • 4.12.1 Use skills for communicating effectively with family, peers, and others to enhance health.
  • 8.12.4 Adapt health messages and communication techniques to a specific target audience.

National Strategies that Align with the SHARE Curriculum

Healthy People 2020 Objectives

AH-2      Increase the proportion of adolescents who participate in extracurricular and/or out-of-school activities.

AH-3.2   Increase the proportion of parents who attend events and activities in which their adolescents participate.

National Partnership for Action

Goal 1         Awareness - Increase awareness of the significance of health disparities, their impact on the nation, and the actions necessary to improve health outcomes for racial, ethnic, and underserved populations.

Strategy 2:  Develop and support partnerships among public, nonprofit, and private entities to provide a comprehensive infrastructure to increase awareness, drive action, and ensure accountability in efforts to end health disparities and achieve health equity across the lifespan.

Goal 2:        Leadership - Strengthen and broaden leadership for addressing health disparities at all levels.

Strategy 7:  Invest in young people to prepare them to be future leaders and practitioners by actively engaging and including them in the planning and execution of health, wellness and safety initiatives.