Know your Goal…some goal setting mistakes.Too little persuasion When you want to convince the audience of your idea, do not assume a priori that they understand the importance of your topic or share your goals.Too much education When your goal is persuasion, focus on saying why your project is good, not how it works.Too little information When reporting information, use sufficient details and remember to mention why this information matters.
Know your audienceYour audience have goals, too!THEY drive the presentation, not youFCIS audience Have a scientific background Have little time ;) Have certain important expectations Use scientific method Do a sufficiently challenging project Have a plan from the start Have enough background about what you’re doing
Focus on what mattersAsk yourself, for everything you write or say…Does it work towards my goal?Emphasize goalsRemove all distractions
Focus on what matterscont.Emphasize goals Bring important stuff first. Be short and to the point Don’t put too many goals…
Focus on what matterscont.Remove all distractions Use very few or no animations Don’t put too much on one slide Don’t side track Don’t allow people to sidetrack you! Use focused sentences Don’t turn your back to the audience!
Be ProfessionalSpeak ProfessionallyDress ProfessionallyUnderstand the importance of non- verbal communicationAnswer Questions Professionally
Be Professional cont.How to answer questions ? Understand the question Use active listening Remember to know your audience
Be confidentShow enthusiasmDon’t be fazed by troubleBe prepared
Misc. TopicsDon’t be too formalIn relevant situations, involve your audience and ask for feedbackRehearse with friends if you can, ask them for commentsIf the audience are expected to ask questions, make it easy for them.