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Presentation skills

  1. 1. Presentation Skills Panthers Team..
  2. 2. Motivation <ul><li>Design Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations for Management </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations for this class </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching section – one day this could be you! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Motivation <ul><li>People will judge you and your ideas based on your ability to communicate! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7/93 % Rule </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In school: Evaluation is mostly paper-based </li></ul><ul><li>Out there: It’s the reverse… </li></ul><ul><li>The Good News: These skills can be practiced </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overview Friends, Romans, countrymen LEND me your ears…. (Voice, body, visuals, content) <ul><li>Julius’ Eulogy </li></ul><ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Countrymen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lend ears </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Body <ul><li>Stance </li></ul><ul><li>Dress </li></ul><ul><li>Facial Expression </li></ul>Firmly planted feet, square with shoulders Clean-cut, pleasant dress Pleasant grin
  6. 6. Body <ul><li>Stance </li></ul><ul><li>Dress </li></ul><ul><li>Facial Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul>Avoid The “Flipper” Zone Aim here for optimal gesticulation
  7. 7. Body <ul><li>Stance </li></ul><ul><li>Dress </li></ul><ul><li>Facial Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul>The 4 Quadrant Method 1 2 3 4
  8. 8. Voice <ul><li>“ Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; </li></ul><ul><li>I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. </li></ul><ul><li>The evil that men do lives after them; ” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Voice <ul><li>“ Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; </li></ul><ul><li>I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. </li></ul><ul><li>The evil that men do lives after them; ” </li></ul><ul><li>Voice projection </li></ul>
  10. 10. Voice <ul><li>“ Friends, Romans, countrymen, LEND me your ears; </li></ul><ul><li>I come to BURY Caesar, NOT to PRAISE him. </li></ul><ul><li>The EVIL that men do lives AFTER them; ” </li></ul><ul><li>Voice projection </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful Pauses </li></ul><ul><li>Pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Consonants, Vowels </li></ul><ul><li>Speak S L O W L Y …. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Visuals <ul><li>Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul>Friends, Romans, countrymen LEND me your ears…. <ul><li>Julius’ Eulogy </li></ul><ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Countrymen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lend ears </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Visuals <ul><li>Use diagrams when possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication (easier to understand, more potent) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spatial memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact (less cognitive, more visceral) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elements of Dynamic Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>55% Body Language </li></ul><ul><li>38% Voice </li></ul><ul><li>7% Content </li></ul>Elements of Dynamic Delivery 55% Body Language 7% Content 38% Voice
  13. 13. Visuals <ul><li>Picture how your slides will look when blown up and projected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Font sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size of text on screenshots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room lighting </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Practice <ul><li>Do a dress rehearsal. Try to simulate the real thing. Many things can go wrong: </li></ul><ul><li>On your own laptop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power save mode, laptops auto-sleeping during presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The room </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video output from the computer, sound output, volume, proper lighting, noise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using a computer other than your own </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoint replaces bullets and fonts with random ones, demos stop working (see below) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failing because they required the network, Internet, a particular version of an OS, random dll’s that are missing, video card settings… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Files disappearing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just plain crashing </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Practice!!
  16. 16. Evaluation <ul><li>What has been good? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>choice of activities, topics, style of teaching, grading, more structure, less structure in section, section material too “fluffy”? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What has been bad? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like to do our our remaining sections? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas: CHI Videos, HCI Research, Other HCI topics, more discussion of homework, discussion of lecture material, groupware, assistive technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Any suggestions? </li></ul>

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