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Getting to ‘WOW’
Nine steps to improve your public speaking and presenting
and
get your research into use
Ewen Le Borgne
T...
Overview (this can be a bad idea)
(and these are the only bullet points you will see in this presentation…)
1. Consider!
2...
1. Consider!
…the risks of poor presenting…
Confusion
Misunderstanding
Disinterest
Ruinyears of research
Ruinyears of research
With minutes of
presenting
And missing
the boat…
…of putting
research to
use
2. Think!
About the point you’re making
Who’s your
audience?
What (end)point
are you trying to
make?
Which facts should you absolutely show?
What’s
unique
about your
research?
What
is your
story
line?
Here are
8 ways
to build
stories
What should your
audience
do with it?
3. Feel!
Tap into emotions for
maximum impact
Show
your
passion
=energy
Put your
emotions
into it
Where
is it in
your
work?
…Or instil
compassion
4. Explore!
Alternatives to Powerpoint and
alternative ways of using Powerpoint…
4. Explore!
Alternatives to Powerpoint and
alternative ways of using Powerpoint…
(on Powerpoint)
(on Powerpoint)
Do a Prezi
(mind motion sickness!)
Project a napkin
presentation
Hold an
interview
Or host a talkshow
The point is to surprise your audience!!!
5. Integrate!
Design your amazing (Powerpoint) presentation
And prepare your public speaking act!
Go dig
relevant
pictures
(many!!!)
Each slide:
7 words
max
BAN bullet
points
Data /
Diagrams:
Include only
what you
present
And make it
simple
enough
Bla bla bla
Bla bla bla
Bla bla blaBla bla bla
Bla bla bla
Bla bla bla
Bla bla blaBla bla bla
Introduce
diagrams
node by node
edge by edge
Bla bla bla
Bla bla bla
And use
animation to
move on
Bla bla blaBla bla bla
Introduce
diagrams
node by node
edge by edge
No more
complicated
(ILLEGIBLE)
graph
Maths:
4-7
symbols
in any
one slide
maximum
Maths:
4-7
symbols
in any
one slide
maximum
Aim at
10-15
minutes…
no more
6. Rehearse!
Prepare for your next
public speaking
moment
Rehearse!
Rehearse!!
Rehearse!!!
Rehearse!
Rehearse!!
Rehearse!!!
Rehearse!
Rehearse!!
Rehearse!!!
Do dry runs
With peers
Public speaking tips
(1) Know the
audience
Public speaking tips
(1) Know the
audience
(2) Feel the room
Public speaking tips
(1) Know the
audience
(2) Feel the room
(3) Make eye contact
with people who
smile at you ;)
7. Impress!
In the moment of truth
Talk with energy!Interact with your audience
Bring your
audience on
a journey
Anticipate
Questions
Keep
details in
separate,
dedicated
handouts
8. Reflect
back!
(after your next
presentation has
happened)
How did
your
audience
react?
What went
well?
What went
so-so?
What went
well?
What went
so-so?
Why?
Did you talk
too much on
slide xyz?
Did you talk
too much on
slide xyz?
 Cut/adapt
slides?Or too little?
 Cut/adapt
slides?
Where is
your
edge?
Your next
frontier?
And how
can you
help
others?
Who can
help you?
9. And now act!
Time for action!
And final reflections…
Learning
to do it
this way
takes
time
But it’s
worth the
effort
No more!!!
Instead…
Instead…
Seeing your research
put to (good) use!
Do
fewer…
…but better
presentations
Do
fewer…
…but better
presentations
Remember…
1. Consider (death by Powerpoint)
2. Think (about your audience and end point)
3. Feel (to strengthen your point...
Remember…
1. Consider (death by Powerpoint)
2. Think (about your audience and end point)
3. Feel (to strengthen your point...
Remember…
1. Consider (death by Powerpoint)
2. Think (about your audience and end point)
3. Feel (to strengthen your point...
Remember…
1. Consider (death by Powerpoint)
2. Think (about your audience and end point)
3. Feel (to strengthen your point...
Remember…
1. Consider (death by Powerpoint)
2. Think (about your audience and end point)
3. Feel (to strengthen your point...
Remember…
1. Consider (death by Powerpoint)
2. Think (about your audience and end point)
3. Feel (to strengthen your point...
Remember…
1. Consider (death by Powerpoint)
2. Think (about your audience and end point)
3. Feel (to strengthen your point...
Remember…
1. Consider (death by Powerpoint)
2. Think (about your audience and end point)
3. Feel (to strengthen your point...
Remember…
1. Consider (death by Powerpoint)
2. Think (about your audience and end point)
3. Feel (to strengthen your point...
Remember…
1. Consider (death by Powerpoint)
2. Think (about your audience and end point)
3. Feel (to strengthen your point...
Time to
Dive in!
References and
further reading
To dig further tips out…
References…
• First off, read this presentation’s handouts
• A post about 10 alternatives to Powerpoint
• How to make a na...
References on academic presentations…
• 10 tips for academic talks
• How to win at academic presentations
• 20 tips for to...
Now it’s
Your
turn ;)
Image credits
1. Wow! - Wow really (credit unclear)
1. Wow (Tommaso Lizzul / FlickR)
2. No image
3. Death by Powerpoint (M...
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Getting to ‘WOW’: Nine steps to improve your public speaking and presenting and get your research into use
Getting to ‘WOW’: Nine steps to improve your public speaking and presenting and get your research into use
Getting to ‘WOW’: Nine steps to improve your public speaking and presenting and get your research into use
Getting to ‘WOW’: Nine steps to improve your public speaking and presenting and get your research into use
Getting to ‘WOW’: Nine steps to improve your public speaking and presenting and get your research into use
Getting to ‘WOW’: Nine steps to improve your public speaking and presenting and get your research into use
Getting to ‘WOW’: Nine steps to improve your public speaking and presenting and get your research into use
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Presented by Ewen Le Borgne at the Third ACGG Program Management Team Meeting, Abuja, Nigeria, 28-30 November 2016

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Getting to ‘WOW’: Nine steps to improve your public speaking and presenting and get your research into use

  1. 1. Getting to ‘WOW’ Nine steps to improve your public speaking and presenting and get your research into use Ewen Le Borgne Third ACGG Program Management Team Meeting, Abuja, Nigeria, 28-30 November 2016
  2. 2. Overview (this can be a bad idea) (and these are the only bullet points you will see in this presentation…) 1. Consider! 2. Think! 3. Feel! 4. Explore! 5. Integrate! 6. Rehearse! 7. Impress! 8. Reflect! 9. And act!
  3. 3. 1. Consider! …the risks of poor presenting…
  4. 4. Confusion
  5. 5. Misunderstanding
  6. 6. Disinterest
  7. 7. Ruinyears of research
  8. 8. Ruinyears of research With minutes of presenting
  9. 9. And missing the boat… …of putting research to use
  10. 10. 2. Think! About the point you’re making
  11. 11. Who’s your audience?
  12. 12. What (end)point are you trying to make?
  13. 13. Which facts should you absolutely show?
  14. 14. What’s unique about your research?
  15. 15. What is your story line?
  16. 16. Here are 8 ways to build stories
  17. 17. What should your audience do with it?
  18. 18. 3. Feel! Tap into emotions for maximum impact
  19. 19. Show your passion =energy
  20. 20. Put your emotions into it
  21. 21. Where is it in your work?
  22. 22. …Or instil compassion
  23. 23. 4. Explore! Alternatives to Powerpoint and alternative ways of using Powerpoint…
  24. 24. 4. Explore! Alternatives to Powerpoint and alternative ways of using Powerpoint…
  25. 25. (on Powerpoint)
  26. 26. (on Powerpoint)
  27. 27. Do a Prezi (mind motion sickness!)
  28. 28. Project a napkin presentation
  29. 29. Hold an interview
  30. 30. Or host a talkshow
  31. 31. The point is to surprise your audience!!!
  32. 32. 5. Integrate! Design your amazing (Powerpoint) presentation And prepare your public speaking act!
  33. 33. Go dig relevant pictures (many!!!)
  34. 34. Each slide: 7 words max
  35. 35. BAN bullet points
  36. 36. Data / Diagrams: Include only what you present
  37. 37. And make it simple enough
  38. 38. Bla bla bla Bla bla bla Bla bla blaBla bla bla
  39. 39. Bla bla bla Bla bla bla Bla bla blaBla bla bla Introduce diagrams node by node edge by edge
  40. 40. Bla bla bla Bla bla bla And use animation to move on Bla bla blaBla bla bla Introduce diagrams node by node edge by edge
  41. 41. No more complicated (ILLEGIBLE) graph
  42. 42. Maths: 4-7 symbols in any one slide maximum
  43. 43. Maths: 4-7 symbols in any one slide maximum
  44. 44. Aim at 10-15 minutes… no more
  45. 45. 6. Rehearse! Prepare for your next public speaking moment
  46. 46. Rehearse! Rehearse!! Rehearse!!!
  47. 47. Rehearse! Rehearse!! Rehearse!!!
  48. 48. Rehearse! Rehearse!! Rehearse!!!
  49. 49. Do dry runs With peers
  50. 50. Public speaking tips (1) Know the audience
  51. 51. Public speaking tips (1) Know the audience (2) Feel the room
  52. 52. Public speaking tips (1) Know the audience (2) Feel the room (3) Make eye contact with people who smile at you ;)
  53. 53. 7. Impress! In the moment of truth
  54. 54. Talk with energy!Interact with your audience
  55. 55. Bring your audience on a journey
  56. 56. Anticipate Questions
  57. 57. Keep details in separate, dedicated handouts
  58. 58. 8. Reflect back! (after your next presentation has happened)
  59. 59. How did your audience react?
  60. 60. What went well? What went so-so?
  61. 61. What went well? What went so-so? Why?
  62. 62. Did you talk too much on slide xyz?
  63. 63. Did you talk too much on slide xyz?  Cut/adapt slides?Or too little?
  64. 64.  Cut/adapt slides?
  65. 65. Where is your edge? Your next frontier?
  66. 66. And how can you help others? Who can help you?
  67. 67. 9. And now act! Time for action! And final reflections…
  68. 68. Learning to do it this way takes time
  69. 69. But it’s worth the effort
  70. 70. No more!!!
  71. 71. Instead…
  72. 72. Instead… Seeing your research put to (good) use!
  73. 73. Do fewer… …but better presentations
  74. 74. Do fewer… …but better presentations
  75. 75. Remember… 1. Consider (death by Powerpoint) 2. Think (about your audience and end point) 3. Feel (to strengthen your point) 4. Explore (alternatives) 5. Integrate (design like a chef) 6. Rehearse (and again and again and again) 7. Impress (with energy and conviction) 8. Reflect (where is your next frontier) 9. And act…
  76. 76. Remember… 1. Consider (death by Powerpoint) 2. Think (about your audience and end point) 3. Feel (to strengthen your point) 4. Explore (alternatives) 5. Integrate (design like a chef) 6. Rehearse (and again and again and again) 7. Impress (with energy and conviction) 8. Reflect (where is your next frontier) 9. And act…
  77. 77. Remember… 1. Consider (death by Powerpoint) 2. Think (about your audience and end point) 3. Feel (to strengthen your point) 4. Explore (alternatives) 5. Integrate (design like a chef) 6. Rehearse (and again and again and again) 7. Impress (with energy and conviction) 8. Reflect (where is your next frontier) 9. And act…
  78. 78. Remember… 1. Consider (death by Powerpoint) 2. Think (about your audience and end point) 3. Feel (to strengthen your point) 4. Explore (alternatives) 5. Integrate (design like a chef) 6. Rehearse (and again and again and again) 7. Impress (with energy and conviction) 8. Reflect (where is your next frontier) 9. And act…
  79. 79. Remember… 1. Consider (death by Powerpoint) 2. Think (about your audience and end point) 3. Feel (to strengthen your point) 4. Explore (alternatives) 5. Integrate (design like a chef) 6. Rehearse (and again and again and again) 7. Impress (with energy and conviction) 8. Reflect (where is your next frontier) 9. And act…
  80. 80. Remember… 1. Consider (death by Powerpoint) 2. Think (about your audience and end point) 3. Feel (to strengthen your point) 4. Explore (alternatives) 5. Integrate (design like a chef) 6. Rehearse (and again and again and again) 7. Impress (with energy and conviction) 8. Reflect (where is your next frontier) 9. And act…
  81. 81. Remember… 1. Consider (death by Powerpoint) 2. Think (about your audience and end point) 3. Feel (to strengthen your point) 4. Explore (alternatives) 5. Integrate (design like a chef) 6. Rehearse (and again and again and again) 7. Impress (with energy and conviction) 8. Reflect (where is your next frontier) 9. And act…
  82. 82. Remember… 1. Consider (death by Powerpoint) 2. Think (about your audience and end point) 3. Feel (to strengthen your point) 4. Explore (alternatives) 5. Integrate (design like a chef) 6. Rehearse (and again and again and again) 7. Impress (with energy and conviction) 8. Reflect (where is your next frontier) 9. And act…
  83. 83. Remember… 1. Consider (death by Powerpoint) 2. Think (about your audience and end point) 3. Feel (to strengthen your point) 4. Explore (alternatives) 5. Integrate (design like a chef) 6. Rehearse (and again and again and again) 7. Impress (with energy and conviction) 8. Reflect (where is your next frontier) 9. And act…
  84. 84. Remember… 1. Consider (death by Powerpoint) 2. Think (about your audience and end point) 3. Feel (to strengthen your point) 4. Explore (alternatives) 5. Integrate (design like a chef) 6. Rehearse (and again and again and again) 7. Impress (with energy and conviction) 8. Reflect (where is your next frontier) 9. And act…
  85. 85. Time to Dive in!
  86. 86. References and further reading To dig further tips out…
  87. 87. References… • First off, read this presentation’s handouts • A post about 10 alternatives to Powerpoint • How to make a napkin presentation (the book) • Good presentation design tips • You suck at Powerpoint! • 25 inspiring presentations (for marketers) • Storytelling tips • 8 typical story structures
  88. 88. References on academic presentations… • 10 tips for academic talks • How to win at academic presentations • 20 tips for top academic presentations • What is a good academic presentation (video) • Giving an academic talk • 10 tips for presenting a conference paper • Tips for successful academic paper presentations
  89. 89. Now it’s Your turn ;)
  90. 90. Image credits 1. Wow! - Wow really (credit unclear) 1. Wow (Tommaso Lizzul / FlickR) 2. No image 3. Death by Powerpoint (Marketoonist) 4. Disinterest (WWWorks / FlickR) 5. Death by Powerpoint (HikingArtist) 6. Missing the boat (OGA design / FlickR) 7. Think (Sklathill / FlickR) 8. Anonymous (Jacob Davis / FlickR) 9. Endpoint (Pedro Ferrer / FlickR) 10. Stories (Catherine Cronin / FlickR) 11. 8 storylines (Sparkol) 12. The facts (Dartmouth) 13. Unique selling point (Netdna / FlickR) 14. Dance (Family MWR / FlickR) 15. Feel (TodoJuanjo / FlickR) 16. Presenting with energy (Nooccar / Flickr) 17. Emotions (credit unclear) 18. Teach controversy (ex_leper-deviantart) 19. Compassion (Paul Lew / FlickR) 20. Lego interview (LondonMatt / FlickR) 21. No image (logos) 22. Pecha Kucha 23. Ignite 24. Napkin presentation (B.Muramatsu / FlickR) 25. Hold an interview (Anders Zakrisson / FlickR) 26. Talkshow (FusionDotNet) 27. Integrate (credit unclear) 28. Collage (GeekNerd99 / FlickR) 29. No bullet (credit unclear) 30. Crazy diagram (Peter Kelly Studios / FlickR) 31. No image 32. IT modernization map (credit unclear) 33. KISS (BjornMeansBear / FlickR) 34. Mathematics (Robert Scarth / FlickR) 35. Attention span (SpeakingAboutPresenting) 36. Rehearse (Michael Sullivan / FlickR) 37. Rehearse (Penn State Live / FlickR) 1. Neil rehearsing (VeryVeryQuiet / FlickR) 2. Mirror (ProfessionallySpeaking) 38. Dry run (SDWorxHackathon) 39. Conquer your fears (TribeSports.com) 40. Impress (Lance H. Bates / FlickR) 41. Energy (ToddYesonstage) 1. Interact (AllPublicSpeakers) 42. Journey (IchingOnline) 43. Questions (IMF photos / FlickR) 44. Handouts (Jose Camoes Silva / FlickR) 45. Reflect back (Wide open code / FlickR) 46. Audience reaction (TedxStuttgart / FlickR) 47. Smileys (Bastian / FlickR) 48. Talkative (WanderinWeeta / FlickR) 1. Silent (ArtiomGorgan / FlickR) 2. Edit (Matt Hampel / FlickR) 49. Journey with compass (douglas-pulsipher) 50. Get help (credit unclear) 1. Give help (Hinh) 51. Just do it (CenterForChange) 52. Time (credit unclear) 1. Victory (Sgatto / FlickR) 53. Death by Powerpoint (credit unclear) 54. Happy farmer (IITA) 55. Less is more (Tim Rizzo) 56. Dive in (credit unclear) 57. References (Warwick Carter / FlickR) 58. No image 59. No image 60. Thank you (Libraries rock / FlickR)
  91. 91. This presentation is licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. better lives through livestock ilri.org ILRI thanks all donors and organizations which globally support its work through their contributions to the CGIAR system

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