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Giving Oral presentation



Giving an Oral Presentation

Giving an Oral Presentation
Sharon Parikh, CS 160



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    • Giving an Oral Presentation Sharon Parikh CS 160 3/19-20/2001
    • Overview
      • Interactive Prototype Assignment
        • New due date
        • Check the Web page for changes to deadlines and midterm
        • Only one more prototype left
          • select your platform and don’t change it for the final prototype
      • Oral Presentations
    • General Outline
      • Creation
      • Layout
      • Structure
      • Practice
      • Presenting
      • Other Challenges
    • Creation
      • Use presentation software
        • Microsoft PowerPoint <-- Use this one
        • Sun StarOffice Impress
        • Lotus Freelance
      • Concentrate on content
        • Don’t spend too much time adding color, fonts, and animations
        • Don’t make it ugly either
    • Layout
      • One major concept per slide
      • Use relatively few words on slide
      • Limit to only two levels
        • major & minor points
      • Start major headings with a verb
      • Have only four to five major points
      • Magic rule ~ 1 minute/slide
    • Layout (cont.)
      • If you need more room:
        • reduce space between lines
        • make fonts smaller
        • use another slide
      • Use sans-serif font for title
      • User either sans or sans-serif font for the body
      • No more than two fonts
    • Layout (cont.)
      • Always put the date on your presentations
        • remember, your slides are archived
      • Use slide numbers
        • allows a viewers to take notes on your slides and refer back
    • Use PowerPoint’s Master Slide Feature
      • Go to the ‘View’ menu and select ‘Master’
        • choose ‘Slide Master’
        • allows you to set the fonts and layout for all your slides in your presentation
        • keeps your presentation consistent
    • Structure
      • Title slide
      • Outline/Overview slide
        • tells the audience what you are going to say
      • Detail slides
        • provides the highlights and key points being discussed
      • Summary slide
    • Practice
      • Why practice?
        • make sure you are within the time limit
        • reduce stage fright
        • decide what you need to say before the real thing
      • Practice two or three times in front of other people
      • Time yourself
    • Presenting
      • Speak to the audience, not to the screen
      • Make good eye contact
        • Don’t stare in only one direction
        • Look at many people
      • Speak clearly -- don’t mumble
      • Don’t just read the text off the slide
        • don’t read straight from your notes either
    • Other challenges
      • Live demonstrations
        • be careful: big risk, but great results
        • test your demo that morning, on the presentation machine
      • Using multimedia clips
        • may require special software to be installed
          • test before hand
    • Summary
      • Practice, practice, practice :)