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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.

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