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Oral presentation skills

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Presentation held at the Intensive Course, Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv, October 24-25, 2018. iPEN European project (Innovative Photonics Education in Nanotechnology).

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Oral presentation skills

  1. 1. Oral presentation skills Katerina Zourou and Tatiana Codreanu, Web2Learn, Greece Weizmann Institute of Science October 25, 2018.
  2. 2. Experience in oral presentations? Oral presentation skills
  3. 3. Objectives of this module • Designed as core element of soft skills specific training. • Aimed towards candidates carrying out academic work in English. • English tends to be an international “lingua franca” over the range of academic contexts (at faculty, at scientific venues, on the Internet, cf. “the digital scholar”, Weller, 2011). =>Speaking skills important also in the digital world, as many talks are audio/video-recorded or live streamed (webinars) Oral presentation skills 3
  4. 4. What are the obstacles you see in oral presentations?
  5. 5. What is an academic presentation? Produced by the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=AqrWkGLKgF0
  6. 6. 3.1 Before the presentation • o Think about your audience and how to convey the message in a way that resonates with them • o Carefully plan the structure so that the audience can follow your arguments • o Practice your presentation several times in front of someone and ask them to give you feedback. • o If you can, create engaging materials and use visuals where appropriate to supplement your arguments • => From all the above, which is the most important? 6Oral presentation skills
  7. 7. During the presentation • Look at your audience, avoid looking at your paper, screen or at just one person • Be mindful of your elocution – use connectors between statements so that it is easy for your audience to follow your ideas. • Not everyone in the audience might be a specialist in your domain=> pace yourself in a way that allows everyone to follow your train of thought Oral presentation skills
  8. 8. Inspiring talk How to avoid death By PowerPoint, by David JP Phillips, TEDxStockholmSalon https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Iwpi 1Lm6dFo
  9. 9. Academic presentation language Produced by the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18&v=wAU1Vi2Bq-Q
  10. 10. How to manage the Q/A session Read the following statements: 1. Before the presentation, try and brainstorm some potential questions you might be asked and practice answering them in front of someone 2. If you are asked a difficult or unclear question, always ask for clarification 3. Be honest about the results and limitations of your study and use it as a way to focus on the future research that can be conducted 4. Where possible, back up your answers by referencing other papers and authors that you may have included in your study 5. Don’t hesitate to pause and think briefly before answering a question 6. Always thank the person asking you the question 7. Use the question and answer sessions to gather and inspire new ideas and improve upon your own work in the future Oral presentation skills
  11. 11. Recommended video: How to open and close presentations? Mark Powell, Cambridge University Press ELT https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=Yl_FJAO cFgQ
  12. 12. Quizz: do you prepare yourself in some of the ways? how? 1. Before the presentation, try and brainstorm some potential questions you might be asked and practice answering them in front of someone 2. If you are asked a difficult or unclear question, always ask for clarification 3. Be honest about the results and limitations of your study and use it as a way to focus on the future research that can be conducted 4. Where possible, back up your answers by referencing other papers and authors that you may have included in your study 5. Don’t hesitate to pause and think briefly before answering a question 6. Always thank the person asking you the question 7. Use the question and answer sessions to gather and inspire new ideas and improve upon your own work in the future Oral presentation skills
  13. 13. A good read: http://www.pannelldiscussions.net/2011/03/181-answering-questions-after-presenting-a- seminar-or-conference-paper/
  14. 14. Inspiring talk Academic skills- presenting effectively, by Steve Campitelli, University of Melbourne https://www.youtub e.com/watch?time_c ontinue=5&v=qFLL- XB56UU
  15. 15. Thank you! http://web2learn.eu/ info@web2learn.eu @web2Learn_eu Web2Learn_eu 15 All slides available at https://www.slideshare.net/Web2Learn_eu
  16. 16. Credits • What is an academic presentation? University of Groningen, The Netherlands.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=AqrWkGLKgF0 • How to open and close presentations? Mark Powell, Cambridge University Press ELT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl_FJAOcFgQ • How to avoid death By PowerPoint, by David JP Phillips, TEDxStockholmSalon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwpi1Lm6dFo • Answering questions after presenting a seminar or conference paper http://www.pannelldiscussions.net/2011/03/181-answering-questions-after- presenting-a-seminar-or-conference-paper/ • Academic skills- presenting effectively, by Steve Campitelli, University of Melbourne https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=qFLL-XB56UU

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