Strategies for Effective Academic Presentations

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  • Strategies for Effective Academic Presentations

    1. 1. Presentation literacySkills for effective communication TITLE Monica
Bulger,
Oxford
Internet
Ins9tute July
11,
2011
    2. 2. why present?
    3. 3. are presentations simply information transfer?
    4. 4. consider the human element
    5. 5. consider the human elementaudience + presenter
    6. 6. understand audience needs & expectations from Richard Mayer’s Multimedia Learning (2001)
    7. 7. first, who is your audience?
    8. 8. it’s you
    9. 9. why are you here? what do you hope to gain from the next two weeks?
    10. 10. audience: what are they passionate about? what motivates them, keeps them up at night?how can your presentation address their needs? from Nancy Duarte’s slide:ology (2008)
    11. 11. Purpose for presentation at SDP:...feedback from experts on work...address questions/challenging areas TITLE...interdisciplinary discussion...areas of mutual interest and/or mutualchallenge
    12. 12. persuade inform advocate clarify TITLE testPurpose confirm challenge question experiment practice
    13. 13. what do you hope to gain from presenting?from Nancy Duarte’s slide:ology (2008)
    14. 14. before they leave the room, what do you want your audience to know?
    15. 15. preparation: clear enough understanding to effectively communicate idea to others
    16. 16. BIG TITLE ideafrom Carmine Gallo’s The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs (2009) & Nancy Duarte’s slide:ology (2008)
    17. 17. one sentence describing TITLE your research
    18. 18. spend 5 minutes developing your TITLEbig idea and be prepared to share with another student
    19. 19. what surprised you in your TITLE discussions?
    20. 20. critical directions vs. TITLEdisciplinary detours
    21. 21. tell TITLE a story from Nancy Duarte’s Reasonate (2010)
    22. 22. stories are how we make TITLE sense of the world
    23. 23. TITLEwhat is your story?
    24. 24. toughest challenge ofinterdisciplinary dialogue: TITLE address the so what? of your research
    25. 25. Think differently: not whatthe data has to say, butwhat you have to say TITLEabout the data from Nancy Duarte’s slide:ology (2008)
    26. 26. TITLE Think visually Text Text Text Text from Richard Mayer’sMultimedia Learning (2001)
    27. 27. Draw viewer’s attention to key points TITLE from Garr Reynold’s Presentation Zen (2007)
    28. 28. Draw viewer’s attention to key points TITLE from Garr Reynold’s Presentation Zen (2007)
    29. 29. Delivery
    30. 30. Ted commandments:...rehearse, but act spontaneous...provide revelations TITLE...show vulnerability...don’t be tedious...change the world...don’t use bullet points
    31. 31. sustaining attention:the importance of spare words TITLE and blank screens from Richard Mayer’s Multimedia Learning (2001)
    32. 32. STAR moment from Nancy Duarte’s slide:ology (2008)
    33. 33. have a plan for what to do if you get nervous or forget
    34. 34. strategic Q & A TITLE
    35. 35. words toTITLE remember: thank you I don’t know
    36. 36. TITLEask a colleague to take notes during Q & A
    37. 37. “ This is not the time to be perfect: be brave. --Victoria Nash

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