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Giving an Oral Presentation
Sharon Parikh, CS 160
3/19-20/2001

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Giving Oral presentation

  1. 1. Giving an Oral Presentation Sharon Parikh CS 160 3/19-20/2001
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Interactive Prototype Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New due date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the Web page for changes to deadlines and midterm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only one more prototype left </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>select your platform and don’t change it for the final prototype </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Oral Presentations </li></ul>
  3. 3. General Outline <ul><li>Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting </li></ul><ul><li>Other Challenges </li></ul>
  4. 4. Creation <ul><li>Use presentation software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft PowerPoint <-- Use this one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun StarOffice Impress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lotus Freelance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t spend too much time adding color, fonts, and animations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t make it ugly either </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Layout <ul><li>One major concept per slide </li></ul><ul><li>Use relatively few words on slide </li></ul><ul><li>Limit to only two levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>major & minor points </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start major headings with a verb </li></ul><ul><li>Have only four to five major points </li></ul><ul><li>Magic rule ~ 1 minute/slide </li></ul>
  6. 6. Layout (cont.) <ul><li>If you need more room: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce space between lines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make fonts smaller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use another slide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use sans-serif font for title </li></ul><ul><li>User either sans or sans-serif font for the body </li></ul><ul><li>No more than two fonts </li></ul>
  7. 7. Layout (cont.) <ul><li>Always put the date on your presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>remember, your slides are archived </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use slide numbers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>allows a viewers to take notes on your slides and refer back </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Use PowerPoint’s Master Slide Feature <ul><li>Go to the ‘View’ menu and select ‘Master’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>choose ‘Slide Master’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allows you to set the fonts and layout for all your slides in your presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>keeps your presentation consistent </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Structure <ul><li>Title slide </li></ul><ul><li>Outline/Overview slide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tells the audience what you are going to say </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Detail slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provides the highlights and key points being discussed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary slide </li></ul>
  10. 10. Practice <ul><li>Why practice? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>make sure you are within the time limit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce stage fright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>decide what you need to say before the real thing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice two or three times in front of other people </li></ul><ul><li>Time yourself </li></ul>
  11. 11. Presenting <ul><li>Speak to the audience, not to the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Make good eye contact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t stare in only one direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at many people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speak clearly -- don’t mumble </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t just read the text off the slide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>don’t read straight from your notes either </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Other challenges <ul><li>Live demonstrations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>be careful: big risk, but great results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>test your demo that morning, on the presentation machine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using multimedia clips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>may require special software to be installed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>test before hand </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Summary <ul><li>Practice, practice, practice :) </li></ul>

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