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Academic Presentations - From paper to presentation

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From paper to presentation

- logical
- coordinated
- step-by-step
Wallechinsky, D., Wallace, I. andWallace, A. (1977). The Book of Lists, pgs. 469 - 470 .
Take home message
use action verbs:
decreases, expresses, alters
Main Question - What did I find?
What do I want people to remember?
Use body & eyes...
GRAPHS/ CHARTS/ DIAGRAMS
Academic presentations
Make sure you understand the question
If necessary, repeat or rephrase the question

Keep your answer short and to the point
Don’t be arrogant or hostile – be modest
your ‘references’ might be in the audience

Useful answers for awkward situations
“That’s an interesting point. I’ll have to think about it more.”
“Maybe we should discuss this later.”
don’t read
People will forgive a mistake in English they won’t forgive you if you are boring!

use ‘voice’ -
enthusiasm!

spoken lg. is loosely packed written is densely packed - difference in register
Practice your talk out loud


Practice your talk on friends
questionnaire
Recruit outside your group
Ask to speak at an outside group meeting
Catch typos, missing labels, & inconsistencies

Solicit (and give!) honest, constructive criticism
Tough criticism from a friend is better than being embarrassed in front of an audience
Presentation style
Speak firmly, slowly, and confidently
Look at the audience
Learn to use pointer and microphone

Expect the unexpected
Use your own laptop if possible
Check equipment right before your talk
Bring back-ups!

Practice! Practice! Practice!
Large, bold font (min. 24)

Choose colors to maintain contrast:
Best:
black on white
dark color on white
white on black

Use contrast and size to prioritize information
but don't simplify!
many slides taken from:
Garr Reynolds -
http://www.garrreynolds.com/
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