Presenting for Impact

     May 22, 2009
        AACE
    George Siemens
Overview, idea relatedness, and
           transition
Preparing                    Interacting
• Message                    • Clear
• Research    • Flow         • Concise      ...
Preparing                    Interacting
• Message                    • Clear
• Research    • Flow         • Concise      ...
Planning
What do you want to communicate?
Why is your message
    important?
What should listeners do as a result of
      your research/message?
Preparing
Presenting vs. Providing resources
Sequencing & Flow


               argument
        your
build
Telling stories? Metaphors?
Tables/data



Consider wikis/Google docs for complex tables
  and data
Poor table
Lots of columns     Small text           No colour        Important concepts       Lots of
                    ...
Effective table
Clear text      Variation in colour       Attention on
                                          important...
http://www.physics.csbsju.edu/stats/display.html
Images
Gliffy
PowerPoint                         Images should
                                   add to, not
Flickr      ...
Text size
• Certain things can be very difficult to read
• Especially when in a large room with small screen
• Text and ba...
Rehearsing
Mirror

With a colleague/friend

With the technology
Confirm what you need
             Internet connection
                        Speakers
                     Room layout
 ...
Presenting
Arriving early
Right room, right time

Dealing with nervousness (your audience
 WANTS you to succeed)
Transitioning from previous speaker
Flash drive?

Advance slides?

Load media?
Using multimedia


Expect it to fail. What will you do if it does?
Backup plan


How will you share your research/deliver your
 presentation if everything goes wrong?
Interacting
Responding to questions

Write down questions

Repeat if unsure

Offer to follow up if unable to answer
Follow up


Collect cards/email addresses

Presentations=networking opportunities
Staying on task and on time

Timing presentation and Q & A

NEVER go overtime
Join Toastmasters

Follow speaker lists/blogs

Observe & learn from other presenters
Tools
Jing

Wikis

Slideshare

Audacity or handheld recorder
Managing your expectations
             Numbers in attendance

               Audience interaction

                      ...
Resources

http://blogs.aace.org/edmedia/

http://delicious.com/gsiemens/ed-media

http://www.slideshare.net/gsiemens
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  • Nice summary, George - and nice to see that 'great minds think alike': http://www.slideshare.net/erik.duval/multimedia-les-3-presentatietechnieken-presentation ;-)
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  • Lots of good advice here. Also, about slide 16, this is one technique marketers sometimes use to distort data. While visuals are important and effective in getting a point across that is a particularly misleading way to present graphical information. Here's why:

    What's imp about the frogs is their vertical heights; the large one is 4 times the height of the small one. However, their areas differ by a factor of 4^2 or 16 times. This misrepresents the data/message being conveyed.

    The fix?

    Either stick to a bar graph where the bars are equal in width or distort the image by maintaining a common width. Also, as is done on the page you linked to, stack the little frogs one on top of the other until they reach the desired height.
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Presentingfor Impact

  1. Presenting for Impact May 22, 2009 AACE George Siemens
  2. Overview, idea relatedness, and transition
  3. Preparing Interacting • Message • Clear • Research • Flow • Concise • Questions • Visuals • Follow up Planning Presenting
  4. Preparing Interacting • Message • Clear • Research • Flow • Concise • Questions • Visuals • Follow up Planning Presenting
  5. Planning
  6. What do you want to communicate?
  7. Why is your message important?
  8. What should listeners do as a result of your research/message?
  9. Preparing
  10. Presenting vs. Providing resources
  11. Sequencing & Flow argument your build
  12. Telling stories? Metaphors?
  13. Tables/data Consider wikis/Google docs for complex tables and data
  14. Poor table Lots of columns Small text No colour Important concepts Lots of not highlighted numbers More of the same Difficult to read All black text Text flows from one 4563 And so on Especially in All black text Element to the next +/- 0.687 poorly lit rooms And so on Too much info All black text A simple arrow or <02368 colour Until viewers Important ideas (remember what Change can go a long >095474 sanity will not be that does to way noticed Jack?) Is questioned You are the 25 All black text I’m running out of 463.906 presenter things to say here And then more They have seen All black text Image reading this on a N=lots in the last two screen? days Data and Why is your work All black text Not sure if anyone, 98.09 information important? other than the speaker Eyes are blurring More text All black text Can make sense of this 4567
  15. Effective table Clear text Variation in colour Attention on important findings Large columns Don’t over do it...but a Clear explanation of what bit of variety is good. the numbers mean Large font This is important Research shows...
  16. http://www.physics.csbsju.edu/stats/display.html
  17. Images Gliffy PowerPoint Images should add to, not Flickr detract from, your message iStockPhoto Don’t over due it...don’t go for “cutesy”
  18. Text size • Certain things can be very difficult to read • Especially when in a large room with small screen • Text and background colour are important • Too many points on a slide are a challenge • What you put on a slide does not need to be read from the podium (unless it’s a really important quote) • Your viewers eyes will start to glaze over if they see too many of these slides • You think your research is important and you want to make sure that you don’t forget any vital elements. Putting them all up on a slide, however, is not the way to do it • Yellow is tough to read
  19. Rehearsing Mirror With a colleague/friend With the technology
  20. Confirm what you need Internet connection Speakers Room layout Lighting Screen location
  21. Presenting
  22. Arriving early Right room, right time Dealing with nervousness (your audience WANTS you to succeed)
  23. Transitioning from previous speaker Flash drive? Advance slides? Load media?
  24. Using multimedia Expect it to fail. What will you do if it does?
  25. Backup plan How will you share your research/deliver your presentation if everything goes wrong?
  26. Interacting
  27. Responding to questions Write down questions Repeat if unsure Offer to follow up if unable to answer
  28. Follow up Collect cards/email addresses Presentations=networking opportunities
  29. Staying on task and on time Timing presentation and Q & A NEVER go overtime
  30. Join Toastmasters Follow speaker lists/blogs Observe & learn from other presenters
  31. Tools Jing Wikis Slideshare Audacity or handheld recorder
  32. Managing your expectations Numbers in attendance Audience interaction Now what? Reflecting and improving
  33. Resources http://blogs.aace.org/edmedia/ http://delicious.com/gsiemens/ed-media http://www.slideshare.net/gsiemens

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