Presentation  T ips 邱立榕  LJ Chiu 台灣微軟技術推廣專員  Academic Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Taiwan Imagine Cup Finalist (2004, 2...
ONE WORLD. UNLIMITED POSSIBILLITIES.
ONE WORLD.  UNLIMITED POSSIBILLITIES. <ul><li>Top young minds from around the globe  </li></ul><ul><li>solve the world’s  ...
WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU?
WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU? <ul><li>Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all </li></ul><ul...
NINE WAYS TO STEP UP. <ul><li>The Imagine Cup started four years ago </li></ul><ul><li>More than 100,000 students from mor...
NINE WAYS TO STEP UP.
COMPETITION  CATEGORIES
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS <ul><li>Software Design </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Development </li></ul><ul><li>Web Development </li...
<ul><li>Fuse your creativity with your technology know-how  </li></ul><ul><li>Apply your genius toward innovating usable  ...
<ul><li>Unleash your creativity by developing your own computer-based system </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Windows Embedded pl...
<ul><li>Today’s sites are using technology in ways never thought possible  </li></ul><ul><li>How can you make a user’s onl...
SKILLS CHALLENGES <ul><li>Project Hoshimi -  Programming Battle </li></ul><ul><li>IT Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Algorithm...
<ul><li>Save a person, a city, or even a nation from certain peril  </li></ul><ul><li>See who has the fastest program to s...
<ul><li>You have a base set of tools and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Work through custom needs and configurations </li></...
DIGITAL ARTS <ul><li>Short Film </li></ul><ul><li>Interface Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Photography </li></ul>
<ul><li>Photography has allowed us to capture an emotions and reflect on our past  </li></ul><ul><li>Submit photos that ca...
<ul><li>Share your unique perspective on the Imagine Cup theme </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the art and science of telling a ...
<ul><li>Creativity and usability  come together </li></ul><ul><li>Create a functional, compelling, forward-thinking user i...
YOU WIN.  WE ALL WIN. <ul><li>Give your ideas exposure, make  critical contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Score an all-expense pai...
YOU WIN. WE ALL WIN.
S tructuring Your Presentation <ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Least important to most important </li></ul><ul><li...
Preparing Your  S lides –  Overall Design <ul><li>Focus – Use only few slides </li></ul><ul><li>Always has an outline or a...
Preparing Your  S lides –  Visual Elements <ul><li>Use simple, clear yet catching visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of co...
Preparing Your  S lides –  Visual Elements <ul><li>Place graphics in a similar location </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of the ...
Preparing Your  S lides –  Text <ul><li>Don’t use too many text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 6 bullets </li></ul></u...
Preparing Your  S lides –  Text <ul><li>Use readable fonts  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TrueType vs Type1 vs Bitmap  </li></ul><...
Preparing Your  S lides –  Numbers <ul><li>Don’t use too many numbers (don’t go beyond 7) </li></ul><ul><li>One number per...
Preparing Your  S lides –  Statistics <ul><li>Use the same scale </li></ul><ul><li>Compare things of the unit </li></ul><u...
Preparing Your  S lides –  Charts <ul><li>Label your charts </li></ul><ul><li>Use creative ways to present your data </li>...
Preparing Your  S lides –  Background <ul><li>Never use distracting background </li></ul><ul><li>Dark color background is ...
Preparing Your  P resentation–  Timing <ul><li>Time yourself beforehand </li></ul><ul><li>Do not spent too much time on on...
Preparing Your  P resentation–  Posture <ul><li>Do not slouch </li></ul><ul><li>Dress up accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Use...
Preparing Your  P resentation–  Posture <ul><li>Do not slouch </li></ul><ul><li>Use your hands accordingly </li></ul><ul><...
Preparing Your  P resentation–  Contents <ul><li>Use cue cards </li></ul><ul><li>Run through your presentation more than o...
D elivering Your Presentation –  Before you begin <ul><li>Arrive at the venue earlier </li></ul><ul><li>Dress up according...
D elivering Your Presentation–  Opening <ul><li>Introduce yourself properly </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for a strong opening...
D elivering Your Presentation–  Speaking <ul><li>Speak at a moderate speed </li></ul><ul><li>Project your voice </li></ul>...
D elivering Your Presentation –  Body Language <ul><li>Maintain eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Use natural gesture </li></u...
D elivering Your Presentation –  Demeanor <ul><li>Show enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with your audience </li></ul>...
D elivering Your Presentation –  End your presentation <ul><li>Do not go back to one or two points </li></ul><ul><li>Summa...
R esources <ul><ul><li>Imagine Cup site:  www.imaginecup.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lj’s email: ljchiu@microsoft.com <...
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    1. 1. Presentation T ips 邱立榕 LJ Chiu 台灣微軟技術推廣專員 Academic Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Taiwan Imagine Cup Finalist (2004, 2005), Microsoft MVP 2006, Microsoft Student Ambassador
    2. 2. ONE WORLD. UNLIMITED POSSIBILLITIES.
    3. 3. ONE WORLD. UNLIMITED POSSIBILLITIES. <ul><li>Top young minds from around the globe </li></ul><ul><li>solve the world’s toughest problems </li></ul><ul><li>Use the power of technology to change the world </li></ul><ul><li>Innovate, create, and show the world what you’ve got </li></ul>
    4. 4. WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU?
    5. 5. WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU? <ul><li>Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to improve education around the world </li></ul><ul><li>You get to decide how technology can help solve this important problem </li></ul>
    6. 6. NINE WAYS TO STEP UP. <ul><li>The Imagine Cup started four years ago </li></ul><ul><li>More than 100,000 students from more than 100 countries have competed </li></ul><ul><li>More students than ever will be looking for victory in the nine competitions </li></ul>
    7. 7. NINE WAYS TO STEP UP.
    8. 8. COMPETITION CATEGORIES
    9. 9. TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS <ul><li>Software Design </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Development </li></ul><ul><li>Web Development </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Fuse your creativity with your technology know-how </li></ul><ul><li>Apply your genius toward innovating usable software applications </li></ul><ul><li>Conceive, test, and build your ideas into real applications that can change the world </li></ul>Software Design SOFTWARE DESIGN
    11. 11. <ul><li>Unleash your creativity by developing your own computer-based system </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Windows Embedded platform together with hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Build your own innovative device to solve our planet’s toughest problems </li></ul>EMBEDDED DEVELOPMENT
    12. 12. <ul><li>Today’s sites are using technology in ways never thought possible </li></ul><ul><li>How can you make a user’s online experience even more powerful? </li></ul><ul><li>Take full advantage of the possibilities only the Web can offer </li></ul>WEB DEVELOPMENT
    13. 13. SKILLS CHALLENGES <ul><li>Project Hoshimi - Programming Battle </li></ul><ul><li>IT Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Algorithm </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Save a person, a city, or even a nation from certain peril </li></ul><ul><li>See who has the fastest program to save the day </li></ul><ul><li>The results play out in a real-time 3-D environment </li></ul>Software Design PROJECT HOSHIMI- PROGRAMMING BATTLE
    15. 15. <ul><li>You have a base set of tools and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Work through custom needs and configurations </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate proficiency in the science of networks, databases, and servers </li></ul>Software Design IT CHALLENGE
    16. 16. DIGITAL ARTS <ul><li>Short Film </li></ul><ul><li>Interface Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Photography </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Photography has allowed us to capture an emotions and reflect on our past </li></ul><ul><li>Submit photos that capture your take on this year’s theme and the world around </li></ul>Software Design PHOTOGRAPHY
    18. 18. <ul><li>Share your unique perspective on the Imagine Cup theme </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the art and science of telling a story, using the latest technology </li></ul><ul><li>Move an audience </li></ul>Software Design SHORT FILM
    19. 19. <ul><li>Creativity and usability come together </li></ul><ul><li>Create a functional, compelling, forward-thinking user interface </li></ul><ul><li>Envision an application and connect it to the theme of the Imagine Cup </li></ul>Software Design ALGORITHM
    20. 20. YOU WIN. WE ALL WIN. <ul><li>Give your ideas exposure, make critical contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Score an all-expense paid trip to Seoul, Korea, and some great cash prizes </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t get any better than that </li></ul>
    21. 21. YOU WIN. WE ALL WIN.
    22. 22. S tructuring Your Presentation <ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Least important to most important </li></ul><ul><li>Build on top of the basic idea </li></ul><ul><li>Group like topics </li></ul>
    23. 23. Preparing Your S lides – Overall Design <ul><li>Focus – Use only few slides </li></ul><ul><li>Always has an outline or agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Title your slides </li></ul><ul><li>Make good use of the graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Use keywords only (Use the Notes section) </li></ul><ul><li>Use “your” logo </li></ul>
    24. 24. Preparing Your S lides – Visual Elements <ul><li>Use simple, clear yet catching visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of contrast wisely </li></ul>
    25. 25. Preparing Your S lides – Visual Elements <ul><li>Place graphics in a similar location </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of the readily available resources (clip art, gallery, SmartArt, graphics and charts) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics should make a key concept clearer </li></ul>
    26. 26. Preparing Your S lides – Text <ul><li>Don’t use too many text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 6 bullets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 7 words each </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate font size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>32 above for titles (Arial) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24-32 for body (Arial) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make use of font size variation for emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Use consistent font </li></ul><ul><li>Use color that stands out from the background </li></ul>
    27. 27. Preparing Your S lides – Text <ul><li>Use readable fonts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TrueType vs Type1 vs Bitmap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ClearType </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Preparing Your S lides – Numbers <ul><li>Don’t use too many numbers (don’t go beyond 7) </li></ul><ul><li>One number per sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t make your numbers too precise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Anticipated Revenues of $660,101.83” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Break Even Point is 1048.17 units” </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Preparing Your S lides – Statistics <ul><li>Use the same scale </li></ul><ul><li>Compare things of the unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Microsoft spent 7 billion USD on R&D every year, while Google spent 5% of their revenue on the other hand” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cite your source </li></ul>
    30. 30. Preparing Your S lides – Charts <ul><li>Label your charts </li></ul><ul><li>Use creative ways to present your data </li></ul>
    31. 31. Preparing Your S lides – Background <ul><li>Never use distracting background </li></ul><ul><li>Dark color background is better for viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Projector makes things appear paler </li></ul><ul><li>Use consistent style </li></ul>
    32. 32. Preparing Your P resentation– Timing <ul><li>Time yourself beforehand </li></ul><ul><li>Do not spent too much time on one slide (no more than 3 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Always check if you are on time </li></ul><ul><li>End on time </li></ul>
    33. 33. Preparing Your P resentation– Posture <ul><li>Do not slouch </li></ul><ul><li>Dress up accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Use your hands accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your mannerism </li></ul>
    34. 34. Preparing Your P resentation– Posture <ul><li>Do not slouch </li></ul><ul><li>Use your hands accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your mannerism </li></ul><ul><li>Practice in front of a mirror </li></ul>
    35. 35. Preparing Your P resentation– Contents <ul><li>Use cue cards </li></ul><ul><li>Run through your presentation more than once </li></ul><ul><li>Review your slides before you start </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT memorieze </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember the flow of idea and not the exact word or phrase </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. D elivering Your Presentation – Before you begin <ul><li>Arrive at the venue earlier </li></ul><ul><li>Dress up accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off your mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare handouts for your audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare more than enough copies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hand them out before the talk </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. D elivering Your Presentation– Opening <ul><li>Introduce yourself properly </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for a strong opening </li></ul><ul><li>Begin by introducing the problem or the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Present the outline </li></ul><ul><li>Just right ahead into the topic </li></ul>
    38. 38. D elivering Your Presentation– Speaking <ul><li>Speak at a moderate speed </li></ul><ul><li>Project your voice </li></ul><ul><li>Speak clearly and distinctively </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat important points </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of Pauses </li></ul><ul><li>Do not read from the slide </li></ul>
    39. 39. D elivering Your Presentation – Body Language <ul><li>Maintain eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Use natural gesture </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t turn your back to the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid looking at your notes for too long </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hide, present yourself </li></ul>
    40. 40. D elivering Your Presentation – Demeanor <ul><li>Show enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ok to forget a point or two </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do when you lost track? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pause </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recap </li></ul></ul>
    41. 41. D elivering Your Presentation – End your presentation <ul><li>Do not go back to one or two points </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize </li></ul><ul><li>End your presentation with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quotes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A strong statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A logo </li></ul></ul>
    42. 42. R esources <ul><ul><li>Imagine Cup site: www.imaginecup.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lj’s email: ljchiu@microsoft.com </li></ul></ul>

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