Creating & Developing Compelling Academic Presentations

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OII DPhil seminar workshop about delivering compelling academic presentations.

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  • Les --

    Thank you for your very useful feedback. The points you mention are crucial in developing solid academic presentations. I mentioned these points during my presentation and agree that they are the most central problems plaguing academics when they present.

    Many thanks!
    Monica
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  • Nice to see an effort in changing academic presentation styles:

    AND

    1. Why use bullet points represented as drawing pins on a blackboard theme? Incongruity?

    2.You missed the most important mistake academics make... You construct and write a paper for publication and construct and deliver a presentation (using the same core material) to a live breathing audience. They are not the same. While the core material maybe the same the constraints on each audience are different...
    Academics make the same repeated mistake of dumping their paper publications onto slides, adding bullet points, denuding content, and then fail to engage with their speech delivery, which slides can barely overcome....

    SO, thank you for putting the topic and slide samples out there... and for citing Garr's work...

    Les Posen
    Presentation Magic
    lesposen.wordpress.com
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  • Why do we do it? Where do we do it? What do we offer? What do we hope to gain?
  • jot down a few goals you have for your presentation. feel free to borrow from this list or create your own.
  • I’d like you to think about an upcoming presentation you’re planning. What do you know about your audience? who are they, generally?
    Really, what is a day like for them? What do they worry about? what keeps them up at night? What are they passionate about?
  • What do they hope to get out of your presentation?




  • why does it matter? why should it matter? the toughest part of interdisciplinary dialogue
  • people like Steve Jobs believe your main idea should fit on a napkin, others, a post-it



  • returning to the list from earlier, what idea, action, question, do you hope your audience will walk away with?
  • turn to someone next to you and share what you think your big idea is. be prepared for them not to understand. spend a few minutes discussing your ideas and pay attention to the questions they ask.




























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