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Content prompt cards

What is it?

Presentation content prompt cards are a brainstorming tool that help you kickstart presentation development. They provide structured prompts to generate ideas, organize content, find supporting evidence and examples, engage the audience, and choose effective, persuasive visual aids.

Similar to brand cards, they encourage you to explore the 'why' and 'how' of your presentation topic, making it easier to find compelling reasons and examples that resonate with the audience. These prompts also help you frame your content to highlight its relevance and benefits in everyday life, making a presentation more persuasive and impactful.

When to use it

  1. As a foundational tool when preparing any type of presentation, whether it's for business, education, or public speaking.
  2. Incorporate the prompts into brainstorming sessions with your team to generate diverse content ideas and perspectives.

Remember to

  1. Keep your responses to the prompts concise and clear. Avoid unnecessary jargon or complexity that may hinder understanding.
  2. Think creatively when responding to the prompts. They are meant to inspire fresh perspectives and ideas,

Step-by-step instructions to create your own prompt cards:


Define prompt card categories

To make your own set of content prompt cards, start by identifying the categories you'll need. If you're looking to generate a topic for a presentation, you can create a category called "Topic Brainstorming." If a topic has already been established, common categories might include "Topic Refinement," "Key Concepts," "Outline Structuring," "Subtopic Development," "Evidence and Examples," and "Audience Engagement."


Brainstorm fill-in-the-blank prompts

Within each category, brainstorm and generate fill-in-the-blank prompts that encourage brainstorming. Aim for prompts that are flexible yet structured enough to provide meaningful insights. For instance:

  • "What role does [Topic] play in shaping our _________?"
  • "Why is [Topic] essential for the future of _________?"
  • "What are the advantages of fostering _________ in [specific context]?"
  • Why should we prioritize ___________ and ___________?


Review, edit, and create formal cards

Finalize the prompt cards for each category and organize them in a user-friendly format. Use durable materials like thick cardstock paper or laminated cards. Ensure they are a suitable size for easy reading from a distance and can be pinned up or displayed for team collaboration. Consider color coding for quick identification and store them in an accessible location. This ensures your cards remain a valuable and long-lasting tool for presentation development.


Use the cards for presentation content development

Whether you're working individually or as a team, begin by pinning up or laying out the first category of cards for easy reference. Systematically rotate through the card categories, addressing each one to explore various facets of your presentation topic. As ideas emerge, record them in your chosen format. After completing prompts within each category, take time to review and refine the content as necessary to ensure it aligns with your presentation objectives. Repeat this process for each card category until you have a pool of well-structured ideas that you can use in the outline phase of the presentation development.

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