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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.

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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  • 1. Lesson 13 Presenting an Academic Paper
    Kansai University 2011
  • 2. Academic Presentations
    Preparing the Presentation
    Writing Notes
    Before the Presentation
    Delivering the Presentation
    Body Language
    Overcoming Stress
    Audience Reaction
    Positive Thinking
  • 3. Preparing the Presentation
    Know the audience
    Size of your audience
    Knowledge level
    Motivation level
    Prepare your presentation to fit your audience
    Preparing slides or visuals
    Keep the slides simple
    Use pictures that fit your slide
    Write notes at the bottom of your slide
    Be sure that you do not have any errors in spelling or grammar
  • 4. Limit Use of Sentences
    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).
  • 5. Use Keywords & Phrases
    • Authentic Learning
    • 6. Real-world problems and solutions
    • 7. Variety of learning activities
    • 8. Role-playing
    • 9. Problem-based learning
    • 10. Case studies
    • 11. Virtual community participation
  • Writing and Using Notes
    Avoid reading from your notes
    Use note cards or pieces of paper cut the size of note cards
    Refer to the cards when you lose your place or need help remembering points
    Include key ideas or main points to help you remember what you will say
    Use the notes to practice
    Number the pages of your notes
  • 12. Practice, Practice, Practice
    Practice by yourself, by saying your presentation aloud.
    Say difficult words until you can say the easily
    Be able to say your presentation by looking at key words
    Practice with friends, colleagues or people who you make you feel comfortable.
    Practice in front of a mirror, and look at how you deliver the presentation.
    Practice many times so that you are comfortable saying the words of your presentation and can talk about your topic easily.
    By the time of your presentation, you should be able to talk about your topic comfortably.
  • 13. Before the Presentation
    Organize your notes, slides and papers
    Check out the presentation room
    Be sure that it has the necessary equipment for your presentation
    Check that slides work on the room’s computer and projector
    Ask for audio if needed
    Check if a microphone is provided
    Check that there is an electrical outlet for your computer
  • 14. Delivering the Presentation (1)
    Talk to your audience, don’t read
    Keep your voice loud and clear
    Speak at a good rate: not too fast or too slow
    Emphasize key words
    Take time to breathe
    Pause at times to relax
    Take a deep breath if you are feeling nervous
    Refer or glance at your notes or slides
  • 15. Delivering the Presentation (2)
    Body Language
    Stand straight and keep your body relaxed
    Look around, make eye contact or look slightly above the heads of your audience
    Avoid unnecessary movement of hands, feet and body
    Use hands to gesture to show important points
    Keep face relaxed, smile when appropriate
    Appear confident and enjoy the presentation
    Stand where you can see the audience
    Avoid standing in front of your presentation slides
    Some people stand at the left of the screen
  • 16. Overcome Your Stress
    Understand and be able to explain your presentation
    Over-practice your presentation
    Know the parts of your presentation
    Practice whenever you have time: On the train, waiting for the bus, walking home
    Confess that you are a little nervous giving a speech in English, but that you’ll do your best.
    Before you begin your presentation
    Take a deep breath
    Shake out the nervousness in your hands
  • 17. Audience Reaction
    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.”
    If you don’t understand or need time to answer,
    Repeat the question
    Ask for clarification when words are not clear.
    If you don’t know the answer, say,
    “That’s a good question. Is there someone in the audience who can answer this question?”
    Sometimes, it’s OK to say you haven’t researched that yet and will look into it in the future.
    Remember that questions are good. Relax. Do your best to answer questions.

  • 18. Positive Thinking
    Visualize or see yourself as being successful
    Do your best
    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!”
    When you begin to feel nervous
    Tell yourself to calm down
    Take a deep breath
    Try to relax your body.
    Think of yourself as an actor in front of an audience.
    Act and look confident
    Smile and appear to enjoy giving the presentation
  • 19. Class Activity
    Return to the two groups you used when videotaping
    Review the other group’s videos in the following areas
    Share positive and ways to improve presentations
  • 20. Homework
    Revise your slides based on what we discussed in class
    Improve the content of your slides and presentation
    Prepare your notes for your presentation
    Practice your presentation
    Give your presentation our final class
  • 21. Conclusion
    Giving an academic presentation is not easy, but it’s a good way to share what you learned from your research.
    Presentations give you time to organize your research and listen to other people’s ideas about your findings.
    Presentations help to improve research and to learn more about how you can develop your ideas.
    Most of all, relax and enjoy your presentation!
  • 22. Links on Public Speaking
    Giving presentations
    Sample Presentations
    Steve Jobs: Watch his body language, pace of speech
    Lisa Katayama: Watch how calm she is when her remote control doesn’t work. She seems relaxed and comfortable.
  • 23. Favorite Presentations
    Steve Jobs
    Sheryl Sandberg
    Guy Kawasaki
  • 24. Question and Answers
    Kansai University
    Spring 2011