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1	K.Kaplan, Nature 494, 391-393(2013)“Talks offer scientists a chanceto show off their work, but itis difficult to make an imp...
Outline1 Fundamentals on communication2 How to structure a presentationIntroductionResultsConclusions3 Avoiding loosing th...
Outline1 Fundamentals on communication2 How to structure a presentationIntroductionResultsConclusions3 Avoiding loosing th...
What’s the goal of giving a talk?Communication!key steps1 what is the message that Iwant to deliver?2 express your message...
What’s the goal of giving a talk?Communication!key steps1 what is the message that Iwant to deliver?2 express your message...
What’s the goal of giving a talk?Communication!key steps1 what is the message that Iwant to deliver?2 express your message...
What’s the goal of giving a talk?Communication!key steps1 what is the message that Iwant to deliver?2 express your message...
The“attention”time evolutiongrasping the audience attentionSusan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific prese...
The“attention”time evolutiongrasping the audience attentionvery good introduction andconclusionsSusan McConnell (Stanford)...
The“attention”time evolutiongrasping the audience attentionvery good introduction andconclusionsstructure your presentatio...
The“attention”time evolutiongrasping the audience attentionvery good introduction andconclusionsstructure your presentatio...
The“attention”time evolutiongrasping the audience attentionvery good introduction andconclusionsstructure your presentatio...
Outline1 Fundamentals on communication2 How to structure a presentationIntroductionResultsConclusions3 Avoiding loosing th...
Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape 	∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific prese...
Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape
∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving p...
Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape
∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving p...
Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape
∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving p...
Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape
∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving p...
Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape
∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving p...
IntroductionB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 9 / 26
IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?in 2007 cancer caused 7.9 millionhuman deathsB.Perrone (barbara.perro...
IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?in 2007 cancer caused 7.9 m...
IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?what is the challenge?in 20...
IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?what is the challenge?Your ...
IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?what is the challenge?Your ...
IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?what is the challenge?Your ...
IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?what is the challenge?Your ...
Results“minimum essential data”∗∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barba...
Results“minimum essential data”∗✞✝☎✆just enough information to drive the audience to conclusions∗Susan McConnell (Stanford...
Results“minimum essential data”∗✞✝☎✆just enough information to drive the audience to conclusionstips and tricksgood qualit...
Conclusionsrepetita iuvant!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 11 / 26
Conclusionsrepetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusionsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills ...
Conclusionsrepetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusions✞✝☎✆“global”conclusionsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improvi...
Conclusionsrepetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusions✞✝☎✆“global”conclusionstips and tricksproperly announce the Conclus...
AcknowledgmentsThe BossProf.Dr.Hokuto NoKenCollaborator A  BDr. Totoro  Dr. DoraemonProf. Uni ofNowhereProf. Dr.Simon’s Ca...
Conclusionsonce again: repetita iuvant!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di P...
Conclusionsonce again: repetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusionsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presenta...
Conclusionsonce again: repetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusions✞✝☎✆“global”conclusionsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd...
Conclusionsonce again: repetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusions✞✝☎✆“global”conclusionstips and tricksproperly announce...
Outline1 Fundamentals on communication2 How to structure a presentationIntroductionResultsConclusions3 Avoiding loosing th...
The basic rules(almost) everybody knows...B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a d...
The basic rules(almost) everybody knows...limit the text at theminimum
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The basic rules(almost) everybody knows...limit the text at theminimumexplain it in pictures
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The basic rules(almost) everybody knows...limit the text at theminimumexplain it in picturespractice you presentation
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Having“style”a simple rule of marketingB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di P...
Having“style”a simple rule of marketingB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di P...
Having“style”a simple rule of marketingkey conceptsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Univ...
Having“style”a simple rule of marketingkey conceptskeep it simple, keep it cleanB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Impro...
Having“style”a simple rule of marketingkey conceptskeep it simple, keep it cleanif it doesn’t help the understanding, then...
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  1. 1. Improving presentation skillsB. PerroneUniversity of PadovaGroup Meeting, February 2013
  2. 2. MotivationsDeveloping communication skillsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 2 / 26
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  24. 24. 1 K.Kaplan, Nature 494, 391-393(2013)“Talks offer scientists a chanceto show off their work, but itis difficult to make an impact.”B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 2 / 26
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  35. 35. 1 K.Kaplan, Nature 494, 391-393(2013)“Talks offer scientists a chanceto show off their work, but itis difficult to make an impact.”✞✝☎✆Experience is the best way to learnB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 2 / 26
  36. 36. Outline1 Fundamentals on communication2 How to structure a presentationIntroductionResultsConclusions3 Avoiding loosing the audience attentionPresentation errorsSpeaker’s errors4 SoftwareB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 3 / 26
  37. 37. Outline1 Fundamentals on communication2 How to structure a presentationIntroductionResultsConclusions3 Avoiding loosing the audience attentionPresentation errorsSpeaker’s errors4 SoftwareB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 4 / 26
  38. 38. What’s the goal of giving a talk?Communication!key steps1 what is the message that Iwant to deliver?2 express your message in a“language”that the audiencecan understandB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 5 / 26
  39. 39. What’s the goal of giving a talk?Communication!key steps1 what is the message that Iwant to deliver?2 express your message in a“language”that the audiencecan understandvisual spoken bodyB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 5 / 26
  40. 40. What’s the goal of giving a talk?Communication!key steps1 what is the message that Iwant to deliver?2 express your message in a“language”that the audiencecan understandvisual spoken bodyB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 5 / 26
  41. 41. What’s the goal of giving a talk?Communication!key steps1 what is the message that Iwant to deliver?2 express your message in a“language”that the audiencecan understandvisual spoken body✞✝☎✆everything for the sake of delivering the message!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 5 / 26
  42. 42. The“attention”time evolutiongrasping the audience attentionSusan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.Mills, H.R. (1977) Techniques of Technical Training, 3rd Ed. Macmillan, LondonB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 6 / 26
  43. 43. The“attention”time evolutiongrasping the audience attentionvery good introduction andconclusionsSusan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.Mills, H.R. (1977) Techniques of Technical Training, 3rd Ed. Macmillan, LondonB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 6 / 26
  44. 44. The“attention”time evolutiongrasping the audience attentionvery good introduction andconclusionsstructure your presentationSusan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.Mills, H.R. (1977) Techniques of Technical Training, 3rd Ed. Macmillan, LondonB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 6 / 26
  45. 45. The“attention”time evolutiongrasping the audience attentionvery good introduction andconclusionsstructure your presentationavoid mistakes to drive awayattentionSusan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.Mills, H.R. (1977) Techniques of Technical Training, 3rd Ed. Macmillan, LondonB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 6 / 26
  46. 46. The“attention”time evolutiongrasping the audience attentionvery good introduction andconclusionsstructure your presentationavoid mistakes to drive awayattentionSusan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.Mills, H.R. (1977) Techniques of Technical Training, 3rd Ed. Macmillan, LondonB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 6 / 26
  47. 47. Outline1 Fundamentals on communication2 How to structure a presentationIntroductionResultsConclusions3 Avoiding loosing the audience attentionPresentation errorsSpeaker’s errors4 SoftwareB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 7 / 26
  48. 48. Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape ∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 8 / 26
  49. 49. Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape
  50. 50. ∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 8 / 26
  51. 51. Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape
  52. 52. ∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 8 / 26
  53. 53. Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape
  54. 54. ∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 8 / 26
  55. 55. Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape
  56. 56. ∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 8 / 26
  57. 57. Structure your presentation...in a“dump-bell”+“saw”shape
  58. 58. ∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 8 / 26
  59. 59. IntroductionB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 9 / 26
  60. 60. IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?in 2007 cancer caused 7.9 millionhuman deathsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 9 / 26
  61. 61. IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?in 2007 cancer caused 7.9 millionhuman deathsα-123, β-456, γ-789B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 9 / 26
  62. 62. IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?what is the challenge?in 2007 cancer caused 7.9 millionhuman deathsα-123, β-456, γ-789heavy side effectsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 9 / 26
  63. 63. IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?what is the challenge?Your systemclearly define you systemin 2007 cancer caused 7.9 millionhuman deathsα-123, β-456, γ-789heavy side effectsLAH4B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 9 / 26
  64. 64. IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?what is the challenge?Your systemclearly define you systemwhere is the innovation?in 2007 cancer caused 7.9 millionhuman deathsα-123, β-456, γ-789heavy side effectsLAH4His target selectivelycancer cellsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 9 / 26
  65. 65. IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?what is the challenge?Your systemclearly define you systemwhere is the innovation?why should it work?in 2007 cancer caused 7.9 millionhuman deathsα-123, β-456, γ-789heavy side effectsLAH4His target selectivelycancer cellsHojo at al., Journal, 2005.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 9 / 26
  66. 66. IntroductionMotivationswhy is your researchimportant?State of the artwhat is known on the field?what is the challenge?Your systemclearly define you systemwhere is the innovation?why should it work?anticipate your conclusionsin 2007 cancer caused 7.9 millionhuman deathsα-123, β-456, γ-789heavy side effectsLAH4His target selectivelycancer cellsHojo at al., Journal, 2005.highly efficient against cancer cellslow toxicity towards healthy cellsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 9 / 26
  67. 67. Results“minimum essential data”∗∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 10 / 26
  68. 68. Results“minimum essential data”∗✞✝☎✆just enough information to drive the audience to conclusions∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 10 / 26
  69. 69. Results“minimum essential data”∗✞✝☎✆just enough information to drive the audience to conclusionstips and tricksgood quality graphsavoid tables, make pictures instead∗Susan McConnell (Stanford): “Designing effective scientific presentations”.B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 10 / 26
  70. 70. Conclusionsrepetita iuvant!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 11 / 26
  71. 71. Conclusionsrepetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusionsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 11 / 26
  72. 72. Conclusionsrepetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusions✞✝☎✆“global”conclusionsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 11 / 26
  73. 73. Conclusionsrepetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusions✞✝☎✆“global”conclusionstips and tricksproperly announce the Conclusionsavoid all irrelevant detailsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 11 / 26
  74. 74. AcknowledgmentsThe BossProf.Dr.Hokuto NoKenCollaborator A BDr. Totoro Dr. DoraemonProf. Uni ofNowhereProf. Dr.Simon’s CatUndergradstudentsArale GacchanNorimakiFinancial support by Making Money AgencyThank you for your attentionB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 12 / 26
  75. 75. Conclusionsonce again: repetita iuvant!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 13 / 26
  76. 76. Conclusionsonce again: repetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusionsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 13 / 26
  77. 77. Conclusionsonce again: repetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusions✞✝☎✆“global”conclusionsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 13 / 26
  78. 78. Conclusionsonce again: repetita iuvant!✄✂✁“intermediate”conclusions✞✝☎✆“global”conclusionstips and tricksproperly announce the Conclusionsavoid all irrelevant detailsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 13 / 26
  79. 79. Outline1 Fundamentals on communication2 How to structure a presentationIntroductionResultsConclusions3 Avoiding loosing the audience attentionPresentation errorsSpeaker’s errors4 SoftwareB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 14 / 26
  80. 80. The basic rules(almost) everybody knows...B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 15 / 26
  81. 81. The basic rules(almost) everybody knows...limit the text at theminimum
  82. 82. !! #$%(%))% )! !*) !!!! !+ !!!!! ,)))-)%)* !!!!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 15 / 26
  83. 83. The basic rules(almost) everybody knows...limit the text at theminimumexplain it in pictures
  84. 84. !! #$%(%))% )! !*) !!!! !+ !!!!! ,)))-)%)* !!!!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 15 / 26
  85. 85. The basic rules(almost) everybody knows...limit the text at theminimumexplain it in picturespractice you presentation
  86. 86. !! #$%(%))% )! !*) !!!! !+ !!!!! ,)))-)%)* !!!!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 15 / 26
  87. 87. The basic rules(almost) everybody knows...limit the text at theminimumexplain it in picturespractice you presentationone slide per minute
  88. 88. !! #$%(%))% )! !*) !!!! !+ !!!!! ,)))-)%)* !!!!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 15 / 26
  89. 89. Having“style”a simple rule of marketingB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 16 / 26
  90. 90. Having“style”a simple rule of marketingB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 16 / 26
  91. 91. Having“style”a simple rule of marketingB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 16 / 26
  92. 92. Having“style”a simple rule of marketingkey conceptsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 16 / 26
  93. 93. Having“style”a simple rule of marketingkey conceptskeep it simple, keep it cleanB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 16 / 26
  94. 94. Having“style”a simple rule of marketingkey conceptskeep it simple, keep it cleanif it doesn’t help the understanding, then it’s uselessB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 16 / 26
  95. 95. Master Slide“Must have”elementsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 17 / 26
  96. 96. Master Slide“Must have”elementsframeleave empty space for beamermisalignmentB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 17 / 26
  97. 97. Master Slide“Must have”elementsframeleave empty space for beamermisalignmenttitlekeyword or short sentenceresuming the slideB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 17 / 26
  98. 98. Master Slide“Must have”elementsframeleave empty space for beamermisalignmenttitlekeyword or short sentenceresuming the slidefootersB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 17 / 26
  99. 99. Master Slide“Must have”elementsframeleave empty space for beamermisalignmenttitlekeyword or short sentenceresuming the slidefooterspage numberB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 17 / 26
  100. 100. Master Slide“Must have”elementsframeleave empty space for beamermisalignmenttitlekeyword or short sentenceresuming the slidefooterspage numberyour nameB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 17 / 26
  101. 101. Master Slide“Must have”elementsframeleave empty space for beamermisalignmenttitlekeyword or short sentenceresuming the slidefooterspage numberyour nameyour mail (*)affiliation (*)short title of the talk (*)B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 17 / 26
  102. 102. Master Slide“Must have”elementsframeleave empty space for beamermisalignmenttitlekeyword or short sentenceresuming the slidefooterspage numberyour nameyour mail (*)affiliation (*)short title of the talk (*)headersstatus-bar (*)B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 17 / 26
  103. 103. Colorschoose a good contrastB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 18 / 26
  104. 104. Colorschoose a good contrastDON’Tsred/green combination
  105. 105. B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 18 / 26
  106. 106. Colorschoose a good contrastDON’Tsred/green combinationred backgroundimages/patterns in thebackground
  107. 107. B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 18 / 26
  108. 108. Colorschoose a good contrastDON’Tsred/green combinationred backgroundimages/patterns in thebackgroundbe careful withtransparency/shading
  109. 109. B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 18 / 26
  110. 110. Colorschoose a good contrastDOssmall room:light background/dark textB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 18 / 26
  111. 111. Colorschoose a good contrastDOssmall room:light background/dark textbig room:dark background/light text
  112. 112. B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 18 / 26
  113. 113. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  114. 114. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!DOsthe eye catchesB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  115. 115. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!DOsthe eye catcheschangesB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  116. 116. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!DOsthe eye catcheschangesAB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  117. 117. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!DOsthe eye catcheschangesABB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  118. 118. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!DOsthe eye catcheschangesABCB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  119. 119. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!DOsthe eye catcheschangesABCB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  120. 120. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!DOsthe eye catcheschangesABCB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  121. 121. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!DOsthe eye catcheschangesABCB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  122. 122. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!DOsthe eye catcheschangesABCB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  123. 123. Animationsuse extensively... but responsibly!DOsthe eye catcheschangesABCDON’Tsfancy animationsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 19 / 26
  124. 124. Fontsuseful parameters:B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 20 / 26
  125. 125. Fontsuseful parameters:DOs“sans serif”recommended sizes:titles: 36-44 ptstext: 24-32 ptscitations: 18-20 pts
  126. 126. B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 20 / 26
  127. 127. Fontsuseful parameters:DOs“sans serif”recommended sizes:titles: 36-44 ptstext: 24-32 ptscitations: 18-20 ptsDON’Ts“serif”mix too many styles/colors
  128. 128. B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 20 / 26
  129. 129. Images and Graphs......are the most important elements!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 21 / 26
  130. 130. Images and Graphs......are the most important elements!DOsgood quality graphs
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  136. 136. Images and Graphs......are the most important elements!DOsgood quality graphsclearly VISIBLE:lines/dotsunits and numbers on axislabels
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  142. 142. Images and Graphs......are the most important elements!DOsgood quality graphsclearly VISIBLE:lines/dotsunits and numbers on axislabelshighlight the important parts
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  145. 145. B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 21 / 26
  146. 146. Images and Graphs......are the most important elements!DOsgood quality graphsclearly VISIBLE:lines/dotsunits and numbers on axislabelshighlight the important partsDON’Tswhite background ⇒ no yellow!
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  149. 149. B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 21 / 26
  150. 150. Images and Graphs......are the most important elements!DOsgood quality graphsclearly VISIBLE:lines/dotsunits and numbers on axislabelshighlight the important partsDON’Tswhite background ⇒ no yellow!
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  153. 153. ☛✡✟✠not clearly visible =useless!B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 21 / 26
  154. 154. Speaker’s errorsattention-killer mistakes in the speechB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 22 / 26
  155. 155. Speaker’s errorsattention-killer mistakes in the speech”it’s common knowledge...”B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 22 / 26
  156. 156. Speaker’s errorsattention-killer mistakes in the speech”it’s common knowledge...”jargon, abbreviations or difficult wordsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 22 / 26
  157. 157. Speaker’s errorsattention-killer mistakes in the speech”it’s common knowledge...”jargon, abbreviations or difficult wordslong, complicated (passive) sentencesB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 22 / 26
  158. 158. Speaker’s errorsattention-killer mistakes in the speech”it’s common knowledge...”jargon, abbreviations or difficult wordslong, complicated (passive) sentencesreading the speech from paperB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 22 / 26
  159. 159. Speaker’s errorsattention-killer mistakes in the speech”it’s common knowledge...”jargon, abbreviations or difficult wordslong, complicated (passive) sentencesreading the speech from paperlack of emphasis, unclear pronunciationB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 22 / 26
  160. 160. Speaker’s errorsattention-killer mistakes in the speech”it’s common knowledge...”jargon, abbreviations or difficult wordslong, complicated (passive) sentencesreading the speech from paperlack of emphasis, unclear pronunciationavoiding visual contact with the audienceB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 22 / 26
  161. 161. Speaker’s errorsattention-killer mistakes in the speech”it’s common knowledge...”jargon, abbreviations or difficult wordslong, complicated (passive) sentencesreading the speech from paperlack of emphasis, unclear pronunciationavoiding visual contact with the audiencetips and tricksprepare the opening carefullyB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 22 / 26
  162. 162. Speaker’s errorsattention-killer mistakes in the speech”it’s common knowledge...”jargon, abbreviations or difficult wordslong, complicated (passive) sentencesreading the speech from paperlack of emphasis, unclear pronunciationavoiding visual contact with the audiencetips and tricksprepare the opening carefullypresent key ideas at a slower paceB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 22 / 26
  163. 163. Speaker’s errorsattention-killer mistakes in the speech”it’s common knowledge...”jargon, abbreviations or difficult wordslong, complicated (passive) sentencesreading the speech from paperlack of emphasis, unclear pronunciationavoiding visual contact with the audiencetips and tricksprepare the opening carefullypresent key ideas at a slower pacefinal, positive, sentence that repeats the message of your talkB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 22 / 26
  164. 164. Outline1 Fundamentals on communication2 How to structure a presentationIntroductionResultsConclusions3 Avoiding loosing the audience attentionPresentation errorsSpeaker’s errors4 SoftwareB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 23 / 26
  165. 165. Software“porting”problemsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 24 / 26
  166. 166. Software“porting”problemsi ¯h ∂∂t Ψ(r,t) = HΨ(r,t)B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 24 / 26
  167. 167. Software“porting”problemsi ¯h ∂∂t Ψ(r,t) = HΨ(r,t) −→ =B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 24 / 26
  168. 168. Software“porting”problemsi ¯h ∂∂t Ψ(r,t) = HΨ(r,t) −→ =tips and tricksB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 24 / 26
  169. 169. Software“porting”problemsi ¯h ∂∂t Ψ(r,t) = HΨ(r,t) −→ =tips and tricksif possible, use your own computerB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 24 / 26
  170. 170. Software“porting”problemsi ¯h ∂∂t Ψ(r,t) = HΨ(r,t) −→ =tips and tricksif possible, use your own computerhave ready a pdf-copy for the“worst case scenario”B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 24 / 26
  171. 171. Conclusionstake home messages:1 consider: your message, the audience, the available timeB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 25 / 26
  172. 172. Conclusionstake home messages:1 consider: your message, the audience, the available time2 select your ”minimum essential data”B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 25 / 26
  173. 173. Conclusionstake home messages:1 consider: your message, the audience, the available time2 select your ”minimum essential data”3 good quality graphsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 25 / 26
  174. 174. Conclusionstake home messages:1 consider: your message, the audience, the available time2 select your ”minimum essential data”3 good quality graphs4 structure your talk: “dumpbell+saw”B.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 25 / 26
  175. 175. Conclusionstake home messages:1 consider: your message, the audience, the available time2 select your ”minimum essential data”3 good quality graphs4 structure your talk: “dumpbell+saw”5 very good introduction and final conclusionsB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 25 / 26
  176. 176. Conclusionstake home messages:1 consider: your message, the audience, the available time2 select your ”minimum essential data”3 good quality graphs4 structure your talk: “dumpbell+saw”5 very good introduction and final conclusions6 style it simple and cleanB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 25 / 26
  177. 177. Conclusionstake home messages:1 consider: your message, the audience, the available time2 select your ”minimum essential data”3 good quality graphs4 structure your talk: “dumpbell+saw”5 very good introduction and final conclusions6 style it simple and clean7 avoid mistakes that drive away attentionB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 25 / 26
  178. 178. Thank you for your attention!
  179. 179. Conclusionstake home messages:1 consider: your message, the audience, the available time2 select your ”minimum essential data”3 good quality graphs4 structure your talk: “dumpbell+saw”5 very good introduction and final conclusions6 style it simple and clean7 avoid mistakes that drive away attentionB.Perrone (barbara.perrone@unipd.it) Improving presentation skills Universit`a di Padova 26 / 26

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