Some themes that might be interesting to build your presentation around

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By having a theme for your presentation, you make it easier for people to follow what you are trying to tell them. Themes could be built around a central question which should be answered (or not) at the end, or a word, sentence, subject that returns several times. Some ideas:

  • Why do people contribute
  • Prejudices about Wikipedia
    • You could use this as a theme by starting several slides with untrue statements. For example (thanks to Hay Kranen, Dutch): You can't edit Wikipedia without registering, everybody agrees with each other on Wikipedia, and articles are written with high consensus, Wikipedia is written by amateurs who know nothing about the topic, there is a "boss of Wikipedia" - just a few examples. Just call them out, and maybe ask who agrees. Then explain why they are untrue.
  • Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge
    • You could begin and end your presentation with this statement, and work from it to how Wikipedia works, and from that to where we are getting, and how that serves this ideal again.

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  1. Jennifer Riggs 17:41, 14 May 2009 (UTC) I especially like starting with the audience thinking about the quote "What if every human being.....[reply]
  2. Mahitgar 07:24, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  3. --Anna Bauer 17:00, 24 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Ochilov (talk) 17:04, 14 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  5. --Jaluj (talk) 12:39, 11 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

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