ADP L13 Academic Presentation

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Part 13 of a series of lessons on writing an academic paper. Presented in English to graduate students at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan.

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  • ADP L13 Academic Presentation

    1. 1. Lesson 13 Presenting an Academic Paper<br />Kansai University 2011<br />
    2. 2. Academic Presentations<br />Preparing the Presentation<br />Writing Notes<br />Practice<br />Before the Presentation<br />Delivering the Presentation<br />Voice<br />Body Language<br />Overcoming Stress<br />Audience Reaction<br />Positive Thinking<br />
    3. 3. Preparing the Presentation<br />Know the audience<br />Size of your audience<br />Knowledge level<br />Motivation level<br />Prepare your presentation to fit your audience<br />Preparing slides or visuals<br />Keep the slides simple<br />Use pictures that fit your slide<br />Write notes at the bottom of your slide<br />Be sure that you do not have any errors in spelling or grammar<br />
    4. 4. Limit Use of Sentences<br />Authentic learning typically focuses on real-world, complex problems and their solutions, using role-playing exercises, problem-based activities, case studies, and participation in virtual communities of practice (Lombardi, 2007). <br />
    5. 5. Use Keywords & Phrases<br /><ul><li>Authentic Learning
    6. 6. Real-world problems and solutions
    7. 7. Variety of learning activities
    8. 8. Role-playing
    9. 9. Problem-based learning
    10. 10. Case studies
    11. 11. Virtual community participation</li></li></ul><li>Writing and Using Notes<br />Avoid reading from your notes<br />Use note cards or pieces of paper cut the size of note cards<br />Refer to the cards when you lose your place or need help remembering points<br />Include key ideas or main points to help you remember what you will say<br />Use the notes to practice<br />Number the pages of your notes<br />
    12. 12. Practice, Practice, Practice<br />Practice by yourself, by saying your presentation aloud.<br />Say difficult words until you can say the easily<br />Be able to say your presentation by looking at key words<br />Practice with friends, colleagues or people who you make you feel comfortable.<br />Practice in front of a mirror, and look at how you deliver the presentation.<br />Practice many times so that you are comfortable saying the words of your presentation and can talk about your topic easily.<br />By the time of your presentation, you should be able to talk about your topic comfortably.<br />
    13. 13. Before the Presentation<br />Organize your notes, slides and papers<br />Check out the presentation room<br />Be sure that it has the necessary equipment for your presentation<br />Check that slides work on the room’s computer and projector<br />Ask for audio if needed<br />Check if a microphone is provided <br />Check that there is an electrical outlet for your computer<br />
    14. 14. Delivering the Presentation (1)<br />Talk to your audience, don’t read<br />Keep your voice loud and clear<br />Speak at a good rate: not too fast or too slow<br />Emphasize key words<br />Take time to breathe<br />Pause at times to relax <br />Take a deep breath if you are feeling nervous<br />Refer or glance at your notes or slides<br />
    15. 15. Delivering the Presentation (2)<br />Body Language<br />Stand straight and keep your body relaxed<br />Look around, make eye contact or look slightly above the heads of your audience<br />Avoid unnecessary movement of hands, feet and body<br />Use hands to gesture to show important points<br />Keep face relaxed, smile when appropriate<br />Appear confident and enjoy the presentation<br />Position<br />Stand where you can see the audience<br />Avoid standing in front of your presentation slides<br />Some people stand at the left of the screen<br />
    16. 16. Overcome Your Stress<br />Understand and be able to explain your presentation<br />Over-practice your presentation<br />Know the parts of your presentation<br />Practice whenever you have time: On the train, waiting for the bus, walking home<br />Confess that you are a little nervous giving a speech in English, but that you’ll do your best.<br />Before you begin your presentation<br />Take a deep breath<br />Shake out the nervousness in your hands<br />
    17. 17. Audience Reaction<br />If someone asks a question in the middle of the presentation, answer the question or say, “Thank you for your question. I’ll be answering questions at the end of the presentation.”<br />If you don’t understand or need time to answer,<br />Repeat the question <br />Ask for clarification when words are not clear.<br />If you don’t know the answer, say, <br />“That’s a good question. Is there someone in the audience who can answer this question?”<br />Sometimes, it’s OK to say you haven’t researched that yet and will look into it in the future.<br />Remember that questions are good. Relax. Do your best to answer questions.
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    18. 18. Positive Thinking<br />Visualize or see yourself as being successful<br />Do your best<br />Tell yourself, “I can do it! I will do the best that I can do. If I make a mistake, I will learn from my mistake. I am not perfect, but I will do my best!”<br />When you begin to feel nervous<br />Tell yourself to calm down<br />Take a deep breath <br />Try to relax your body.<br />Think of yourself as an actor in front of an audience.<br />Act and look confident<br />Smile and appear to enjoy giving the presentation<br />
    19. 19. Class Activity<br />Return to the two groups you used when videotaping<br />Review the other group’s videos in the following areas<br />Delivery<br />Slides<br />Content<br />Share positive and ways to improve presentations<br />
    20. 20. Homework<br />Revise your slides based on what we discussed in class<br />Improve the content of your slides and presentation<br />Prepare your notes for your presentation<br />Practice your presentation<br />Give your presentation our final class<br />
    21. 21. Conclusion<br />Giving an academic presentation is not easy, but it’s a good way to share what you learned from your research.<br />Presentations give you time to organize your research and listen to other people’s ideas about your findings.<br />Presentations help to improve research and to learn more about how you can develop your ideas.<br />Most of all, relax and enjoy your presentation!<br />
    22. 22. Links on Public Speaking<br />Giving presentations<br />http://www.llas.ac.uk/video/6097<br />http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/TipsTechniques/10TipsforPublicSpeaking.aspx<br />http://www.slideshare.net/jhaustin/presentation-tips<br />Sample Presentations<br />Steve Jobs: Watch his body language, pace of speechhttp://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1103pijanbdvaaj/event/index.html<br />Lisa Katayama: Watch how calm she is when her remote control doesn’t work. She seems relaxed and comfortable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fle6Vr7C9Jc&feature=share<br />
    23. 23. Favorite Presentations<br />Steve Jobs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc<br />Sheryl Sandberg http://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_sandberg_why_we_have_too_few_women_leaders.html<br />Guy Kawasaki http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x290c5Httfg&feature=player_embedded<br />
    24. 24. Question and Answers<br />Kansai University<br />Spring 2011<br />
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