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Presentation given at Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Program July 2011

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Strategies for Effective Academic Presentations Strategies for Effective Academic Presentations Presentation Transcript

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