Finding the story in your academic presentation

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Strategies for compelling academic presentations. Lecture delivered as part of Make: series to faculty, staff, and students at the University of Oxford.

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Finding the story in your academic presentation

  1. 1. TITLE Finding the story in your presentation Dr. Monica Bulger, Oxford Internet Institute May 8, 2012 Monday, July 8, 2013
  2. 2. Monday, July 8, 2013
  3. 3. why present? Monday, July 8, 2013
  4. 4. are presentations simply information transfer? Monday, July 8, 2013
  5. 5. consider the human element Monday, July 8, 2013
  6. 6. understand audience needs & expectations Monday, July 8, 2013
  7. 7. first, who is your audience? Monday, July 8, 2013
  8. 8. first, who is your audience? why are they here? Monday, July 8, 2013
  9. 9. audience: what are they passionate about? Monday, July 8, 2013
  10. 10. audience: what motivates them? Monday, July 8, 2013
  11. 11. how can your presentation address their needs? Monday, July 8, 2013
  12. 12. TITLEBIG idea Monday, July 8, 2013
  13. 13. TITLE one sentence describing your research Monday, July 8, 2013
  14. 14. TITLE spend 5 minutes developing your big idea and be prepared to share with a colleague Monday, July 8, 2013
  15. 15. TITLE what surprised you in your discussions? Monday, July 8, 2013
  16. 16. TITLE tell a story Monday, July 8, 2013
  17. 17. TITLE stories are how we make sense of the world Monday, July 8, 2013
  18. 18. TITLE what is your story? Monday, July 8, 2013
  19. 19. TITLE address the so what? of your research Monday, July 8, 2013
  20. 20. Delivery Monday, July 8, 2013
  21. 21. TITLE Ted commandments: ...rehearse, but act spontaneous ...provide revelations ...show vulnerability ...don’t be tedious ...change the world ...don’t use bullet points Monday, July 8, 2013
  22. 22. TITLE sustaining attention: the importance of spare words and blank screens Monday, July 8, 2013
  23. 23. TITLE ...nobody longs for just one more bullet point --Lee Clow Monday, July 8, 2013
  24. 24. STAR moment Monday, July 8, 2013
  25. 25. have a plan for what to do if you get nervous or forget Monday, July 8, 2013
  26. 26. TITLE strategic Q & A --use Q&A as means to receive feedback & clarify thinking --conclude Q&A with summary remarks Monday, July 8, 2013
  27. 27. TITLE words to remember: thank you I don’t know Monday, July 8, 2013
  28. 28. TITLE Thank you! Visit slideshare.net/monicabulger for additional advice about academic presentations See slide:ology by Nancy Duarte for advice about audience analysis and effective delivery strategies Monday, July 8, 2013

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