Tips for Effective Lectures

Listed below are 12 tips for designing and delivering effective lectures.  The full article, which elaborates on each suggestion, and references can be found at the Tomorrow’s Professor Blog.  The article was written by Jason Adsit from State University of New York, Buffalo.

  1. Plan your lectures.
  2. Avoid the tyranny of content.
  3. Know your audience.
  4. Create a complete lecture.
  5. Develop lecture notes.
  6. Engage audience by being interactive.
  7. Create visual backups and supports.
  8. Check that all the materials and technologies needed are available and working appropriately.
  9. Be enthusiastic.
  10. Ask questions.
  11. Answer questions.
  12. Reflect upon the day’s lecture.
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