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Write down the worst thing you've ever seen a presenter do!
You can use just about everything and anybody in the room.
Plus anything or anybody you can bring with you!
Chalk board, walls+posters, OHP+view-foils, screen, projector, flip-charts,
people, . . .
Start plan by defining: Audience + objective + equipment + you
Look for: opportunities, weaknesses, threats, strengths.
The classic Brittish army structure works:
- tell them what you a going to
- tell them,
- tell them what you told them.
- First plan,
- then write,
- then illustrate,
- and finally edit without mercy.
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Power Point slide show.
However you don't have to use Power Point.
DO NOT do the slides first. Do them last.
Slides are for facts. Use sound to tell stories.
Movement: Don't animate it -- unless it is special, meaningful, or to get attention.
Design: Choose the right layout, line, scale, color, movement, and timing.
- Heading and picture,
- bar graph,
- Simple Chart with heading
- Simple table with heading
- Heading and formula
- 4 or 5 bullets...
Empty space is good.
Bullet points: aim for sentences rather than keywords.
Formulae are OK:
attention = α * exp (-β * time ).
Paragraph? Long Text? Not on a slide. Instead make a handout. Share the reading.
NO PARAGRAPHS. -- exception for quotations.
Mix layouts. Avoid "machine gun" bullets.
Big is seen as most important. Make important bigger.
Minimum font 16pt, San Serif.
Big text is better than small. Big hall->big text.
Color: are best for moods and style rather than content.
Careful: foreground must contrast background.
Check lighting in room.
Put your name in lights
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If you don't change pace, style, process every 20 minutes
your audience will be asleep.
Check room out before hand: systems and visibility.
Avoid laser pointers: program a red circle cursor on computer. Use a pen
on an OHP slide.
Just In Case...
Do NOT read your slides.
Notes? Put key words on cards and "palm them".
Look at the audience. Talk to them. SMILE.
Invent ways to find out audience experiences/needs and link to them.
Invent ways to allow/encourage thinking about the data, making plans, doing things.
Turn off sleep mode.
Take a few deep breaths.
You should be able to hear the echo of your voice in the room.
Use voice to share metaphors, stories, & analogies.
Show facts visually.
If you handout notes.... do it last!
You can handout an outline first with space for the
audience to write notes.
If you are presenting a long document ... hand out at the best time
and try to involve the audience in presenting parts of it.
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TBA::="To Be Announced", something I have to do.
TBD::="To Be Done", something for you to do.
CSE::="Computer Science and Engineering Department at CSUSB".