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Presentation Do’s and Don’t’s<br />Lisa Woznicki<br />Music Library Association Conference<br />March 23, 2010<br />
Presention Parameters<br />Audience<br />Member profile<br />Role playing<br />Duration<br />Plan to fill allotted time<br...
Presenter’s station features<br />Internet connectivity<br />Data projector/laptop/cables<br />Mac vs PC<br />Software com...
Room Arrangement<br />Microphone<br />Visibility<br />Small lamp<br />Note cards<br />Height issues<br />Remote<br />Slide...
Powerpoint Pointers<br />Use bullet points<br />DO NOT fill slide with text<br />DO NOT read directly from slide<br />Visu...
Powerpoint pointers (cont)<br />Captions for “borrowed” images<br />Keep animations simple<br />No audible transitions bet...
Powerpoint pointers (cont)<br />Use a slide design/backdrop<br />Use slide show mode<br />If using sound links, check for ...
Handouts planning<br />Summarize main points<br />Only give slide copies to interview team<br />Limit to 1 – 2 pages<br />...
Backup Plans – when the unexpected happens<br />For online demos, create back up copy with screen shots<br />Bring back up...
In general….<br />Practice tips<br />More than once<br />Include friends or family <br />If possible, film practice<br />A...
Transitioning from public to Academic libraries<br />Common skills needed<br />Excellent people skills<br />Excellent cust...
What you can expect<br />Academic worldview<br />Teaching is major component<br />Formal instruction framework<br />Librar...
According to lisa….<br />More collaborative/collegial work environment<br />Schedule flexibility allows for coursework<br ...
Consider….<br />Academic library observation<br />Librarian consultation<br />Shadowing<br />Volunteering <br />Seek mento...
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  1. 1. Presentation Do’s and Don’t’s<br />Lisa Woznicki<br />Music Library Association Conference<br />March 23, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Presention Parameters<br />Audience<br />Member profile<br />Role playing<br />Duration<br />Plan to fill allotted time<br />Allow time for Q and A<br />
  3. 3. Presenter’s station features<br />Internet connectivity<br />Data projector/laptop/cables<br />Mac vs PC<br />Software compatibility<br />Email presentation<br />
  4. 4. Room Arrangement<br />Microphone<br />Visibility<br />Small lamp<br />Note cards<br />Height issues<br />Remote<br />Slide Assistant<br />
  5. 5. Powerpoint Pointers<br />Use bullet points<br />DO NOT fill slide with text<br />DO NOT read directly from slide<br />Visuals<br />Don’t distract from text<br />Show connection to text<br />
  6. 6. Powerpoint pointers (cont)<br />Captions for “borrowed” images<br />Keep animations simple<br />No audible transitions between slides<br />Skip personal photos<br />
  7. 7. Powerpoint pointers (cont)<br />Use a slide design/backdrop<br />Use slide show mode<br />If using sound links, check for speakers<br />Preview blogs, social networking pages for suitability<br />
  8. 8. Handouts planning<br />Summarize main points<br />Only give slide copies to interview team<br />Limit to 1 – 2 pages<br />For demo, include important steps<br />Check whether handouts will be copied for you<br />
  9. 9. Backup Plans – when the unexpected happens<br />For online demos, create back up copy with screen shots<br />Bring back up copy on thumb-drive<br />Use handout in event of power failure<br />Email <br />copies of presentation and handout to self<br />Powerpoint in advance<br />
  10. 10. In general….<br />Practice tips<br />More than once<br />Include friends or family <br />If possible, film practice<br />Anticipate questions<br />Navigate MAC and PC versions of presentation<br />Plan demo results<br />
  11. 11. Transitioning from public to Academic libraries<br />Common skills needed<br />Excellent people skills<br />Excellent customer service skills<br />
  12. 12. What you can expect<br />Academic worldview<br />Teaching is major component<br />Formal instruction framework<br />Librarian vs tenure track faculty<br />Liaison/subject department programs<br />Music degrees required<br />Subject specialist for resources selection<br />Scheduling differences<br />
  13. 13. According to lisa….<br />More collaborative/collegial work environment<br />Schedule flexibility allows for coursework<br />Close relationships with student patrons<br />Valued for performing arts skills/background<br />Salary differences<br />
  14. 14. Consider….<br />Academic library observation<br />Librarian consultation<br />Shadowing<br />Volunteering <br />Seek mentor<br />

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