How not to give a talk

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Public Scholarship in Action presentation for UD Workshop on engaging with the public.

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How not to give a talk

  1. 1. A Workshop on engaging the public in scholarly research through the use of new media, social networking, and outreach programs December 11, 2012 Amber Kerr-Allison, Instructor
  2. 2.  When, where, who? Are there other presenters? What is your time limit, including Q & A? What is the size of audience? Will it be recorded? What are the technical requirements?
  3. 3.  Organize Create Practice (self timed) Rehearse with an audience (timed) Edit Practice again
  4. 4.  Learn from speakers you admire Use resources available to you Build your confidence over time Seek training Join Toastmasters or other speaking groups
  5. 5.  Use spoken language – not written Write notes in 14 font, left justified Give yourself prompts [Enter] Provide direction [Point to screen] Look up and make eye contact Respect your audience – keep it brief Superlinguistically palimpsested
  6. 6. Use only six words per lineAndSixLinesPerSlide
  7. 7. Don’t overdo the capital lettersToo Many Capital Letters When You Don’t Really Need Them May SEEM LIKE SHOUTING
  8. 8. Do not read word-for-word what is onyour powerpoint slides—EVER
  9. 9. before treatment after treatment before treatment after treatment before treatment after treatmentbefore treatment after treatment before treatment after treatment before treatment after treatment before treatment after treatment before After before treatment after treatment treatment treatment
  10. 10. #4 1949, Yale University Art Gallery,recto, before treatment # 9 1949, Wadsworth Atheneum recto
  11. 11. Location of sampling and analysis Cross-section 9 XRF, W, Mo- Sky 1Cross-section 1 Unmounted Samples 2 & 3 Cross-section 8 XRF, W- Wing XRF, Mo- Sky 2 Cross-section 2 Unmounted Sample 1 XRF, W, Mo 2- Upper Lip Cross-section 6 XRF, W- Shoulder Cross-section 5 Cross-section 4 XRF, W- Thumb Edge Cross-section 7 Cross-section 3 XRF, W, Mo- Large Cloak 2 XRF, Mo- Small Cloak XRF, Mo- Large Cloak XRF, W, Mo- Large Cloak 3
  12. 12. Analysis was done byDr. Joseph Weber, Associate Professor, Art Conservation Dept., UDin the Winterthur Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory
  13. 13.  Arrive early Test equipment Review program with organizers Stand at the podium Organize yourself BREATH
  14. 14. Hydrate yourself at leastPlace pages to the back one hour beforeNumber your pages Visit the facilitiesRemember to look up Drink from a glass – no plastic bottles.
  15. 15.  Stand up straight Breath Smile Scan the room Take pauses Move purposefully
  16. 16. CalmnessConfidenceCompetence Courtesy CaringCheerfulness Creativity
  17. 17. Um UbiquitousAh WhatnotErrrr PlethoraLikeYou know…
  18. 18. Is it focused? Or distracted?
  19. 19. Thank You [Brian Baade’s slide]The Staff at the Walters Art Museum Dr. Susan BuckEik Kahng, Curator, 18th & 19th- Century ArtEric Gordon, Head of Painting ConservationKaren French, Associate Conservator of Paintings The Leo & Karen Gutmann FoundationHeather Smith, Painting Conservation Intern Mr. Lawrence PuttermanJen Giaccai, Conservation Scientist Ms. Constance LowenthalWinterthur & WUDPACConservation Scientists Natasha Loeblich, Dana Melchar & theDr. Jennifer Mass, Museum Scientist Rest of the WUDPAC Class of 2006Dr. Joseph Weber, Associate Professor Kate CuffariCatherine Matsen, Assistant Scientist Allison McCloskeyJan Carlson, Senior Scientist Emeritus Adam NesbitChris Petersen, Consulting Scientist Corine Norman Christina Ritschel Kate SahmelMy WUDPAC Advisors Richard StenmanDr. Joyce Hill StonerDebra Hess NorrisRichard WolbersMark Bockrath WUDPAC Class of 2007Dr. Jennifer Mass
  20. 20. Repeat them so everyone can hear what was asked.
  21. 21. http://www.ted.com/
  22. 22. http://www.art-sci.udel.edu/Stories/GradStudentsHoneCommunicationsSkillsat/tabid/1025/Default.aspx

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