How to Build Compelling Research Stories That People Will Remember

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Session 2 of the Awesome Presentations Workshop

We remember things that surprise us. We remember things that we enjoy. Mostly, we remember things that we understand. Being understood is the main reason to give a presentation, and also its biggest challenge.

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How to Build Compelling Research Stories That People Will Remember

  1. 1. research stories Nacho  Caballero Crafting compelling
  2. 2. How long does it take to create a presentation?
  3. 3. what is a story?
  4. 4. Facts
  5. 5. Facts Story
  6. 6. We remember things that we
  7. 7. We remember things that we understand
  8. 8. We remember things that we can relate to understand
  9. 9. We remember things that we can relate to understand find interesting
  10. 10. We remember things that we can relate to understand find surprising find interesting
  11. 11. We remember stories
  12. 12. How to tell a story: make a list
  13. 13. Bullet point heaven
  14. 14. My presentation
  15. 15. My presentation script.txt
  16. 16. My presentation script.txt
  17. 17. My presentation script.txt
  18. 18. Avoid apps with buttons
  19. 19. Stick to one file Sublime Text minimap
  20. 20. Make quick drawings
  21. 21. Lists help you iterate
  22. 22. try things out Lists help you iterate
  23. 23. try things out gain perspective Lists help you iterate
  24. 24. rearrange try things out gain perspective Lists help you iterate
  25. 25. How to tell a story: make a list, write the script
  26. 26. We speak in sentences, not bullet points
  27. 27. - project goals - multiple species - viral diversity - impact to humans We speak in sentences, not bullet points
  28. 28. The goal of the project was to sample multiple species of jungle rats to see if we could detect viruses and their genetic material
  29. 29. The goal of the project was to sample multiple species of jungle rats to see if we could detect viruses and their genetic material
  30. 30. The goal of the project was to sample multiple species of rodents to see if we could detect the viruses they harbor and their genetic material
  31. 31. The goal of the project was to sample multiple species of rodents to see if we could detect the viruses they harbor and their genetic material
  32. 32. The goal of the project was to sample multiple species of rodents to see if we could detect the viruses they harbor and quantify the relative abundances of genetic material that came from each virus
  33. 33. The goal of the project was to sample multiple species of rodents to see if we could detect the viruses they harbor and quantify the relative abundances of genetic material that came from each virus
  34. 34. The goal of the project was to determine the viral diversity of different rodent species living in the region.
  35. 35. Writing forces you do learn this dance before you present
  36. 36. What’s the problem with this approach?
  37. 37. PERFECTIONISM
  38. 38. PERFECTIONISM 80%-ionism
  39. 39. How to tell a story: make a list, write the script, edit with perspective
  40. 40. Want to make your writing 10x better?
  41. 41. Want to make your writing 10x better? Sleep
  42. 42. Wear different hats
  43. 43. Wear different hats writer editor
  44. 44. My presentation script.txt Cut more than you write
  45. 45. My presentation script.txt scraps.txt Cut more than you write
  46. 46. make a list
  47. 47. make a list write the script
  48. 48. make a list write the script edit with perspective
  49. 49. MIDDLE ENDING BEGINNING
  50. 50. BEGINNING
  51. 51. BEGINNING indifferent teachable
  52. 52. HEAR ME OUT
  53. 53. A list is not a story
  54. 54. I’m going to talk about because it’s really
  55. 55. Focus on facts that drive your story
  56. 56. We think that makes sense because the incubation period is
  57. 57. We think that makes sense because the incubation period is fact context
  58. 58. If you want your audience to get here
  59. 59. Start here
  60. 60. BEGINNING Don’t fall in love with the background
  61. 61. MIDDLE It’s all about this guy
  62. 62. Spiral around each result
  63. 63. Why did I run this experiment?
  64. 64. What does the result show?
  65. 65. Why is that important?
  66. 66. Don’t pile up story lines
  67. 67. yeah, this is just Don’t pile up story lines
  68. 68. yeah, this is just oh, and this is Don’t pile up story lines
  69. 69. and here you can see yeah, this is just oh, and this is Don’t pile up story lines
  70. 70. and here you can see next slide yeah, this is just oh, and this is Don’t pile up story lines
  71. 71. Extend & combine story lines
  72. 72. Extend & combine story lines
  73. 73. Extend & combine story lines
  74. 74. ENDING
  75. 75. What do you want people to remember a month from now?
  76. 76. Thank you?
  77. 77. LESS IS MORE
  78. 78. Patients that received treatment recovered faster iBalance osteotomy achieves perfect rates of union
  79. 79. indifferent teachable
  80. 80. indifferent teachable Start here
  81. 81. indifferent teachable Start here Spiral around each point
  82. 82. Is this too much work?
  83. 83. topic story
  84. 84. Secret Santa Slide Makeover

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