Here are my tools and templates as described in Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks.
Better Presentations Worksheet
This worksheet—described in detail in Chapter 1 of the book—will help you organize your content and thoughts about your presentation. You can use it to condense your message down to a headline, draft your opening and closing statement, and prepare for questions. I have provided it in Microsoft Word format so that you can use it on your computer.
A selection of PowerPoint Header Slides you can adapt, edit, and modify with your own content. Header slides typically include the section title and maybe a relevant image or icon (depending on your preference). I’ve included several sets of Header slides, including some with numbers for different sections. I’ve included both 4:3 and 16:9 layouts.
I derived my core principles of presentation design and delivery from watching and delivering hundreds of presentations, as well as studying research in such fields as neuroscience, sociology, and psychology about how we communicate and perceive information. The book is rooted in these different sciences; this reference list includes those specifically cited in the book as well as some additional references used for background.