Flint Michigan Water Crises Outline + Powerpoint 5 slides

I’m studying for my Health & Medical class and need an explanation.

For the outline keep it subtle

1. Decide on the goal of your presentation. Make sure your goal is specific. Write your goal at the top of the outline.

  • Are you informing the audience?
  • Is there something they need to understand?
  • Are you persuading the audience of taking an action? Signing up for something? Changing a behavior? Volunteering?
  • Are you persuading the audience to hold a certain belief?

2. Plan the body of the presentation.

You need an introduction, at least three main points (no more than 4), the subpoints, and a conclusion.

I. Introduction (approximately 1 minute)

A. Opener or Attention Getter (statistics, quotes, images, stories, ask a question)

B. Significance of Topic (impact on public health globally or within a certain community)

C. Relevance to Audience (why should they want to know, why should they care)

D. Tell Them What You Are Going to Tell Them (a quick overview)

II. Body – Tell Them (approximately 3 minutes)

A. 1st Main Point (you can write main points as a word, a phrase, or a full sentence, your choice)

1. Subpoints (you do not need to have 3, you could have 4, but no less than 2)



B. 2nd Main Point

1. Subpoints (you do not need to have 3, you could have 4, but no less than 2)



C. 3rd Main Point

1. Subpoints (you do not need to have 3, you could have 4, but no less than 2)



III. Conclusion (approximately 1 minute)

A. Summary of Topic – Tell Them What You Told Them

B. Call to Action – What Do You Want Your Audience to Do (only if it was a persuasive speech)

C. Say “Thank you”.

Slides do

Slides do not

  • have too many graphics that overwhelm – think “less is more”
  • have too much text – people don’t want to read too much
  • look cluttered
  • have animations
  • have sound
  • use Helvetica or Arial font
  • have at least 32 point font size for the title of each slide


1. Include at least three different sources. Your sources can be websites, books, journal articles, videos, etc.

2. Cite your sources following APA style. Below are examples.

Basic Format for Books

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher Name.

Article in Electronic Journal

Denny, H., Nordlof, J., & Salem, L. (2018). “Tell me exactly what it was that I was doing that was so bad”: Understanding the needs and expectations of working-class students in writing centers. Writing Center Journal, 37(1), 67–98. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26537363 (Links to an external site.)

Article in a Magazine

Peterzell, J. (1990, April). Better late than never. Time, 135(17), 20–21.

Article in a Newspaper

Schultz, S. (2005, December). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, 1A, 2A.

Webpage or Piece of Online Content

If the page names an individual author, cite their name first:

Last name, F. M. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

Price, D. (2018, March 23). Laziness does not exist. Medium. https://humanparts.medium.com/laziness-does-not-exist-3af27e312d01 (Links to an external site.)

Film or Video

Director, D. D. (Director). (Date of publication). Title of motion picture [Film]. Production company.

Loyd, P. (Director). (2008). Mamma mia! [Film]. Universal Pictures.