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Impactful Presentations for Conferences and Job Interviews. Overview. Good vs bad presentations – attributes Main considerations – key message, audience, timing, visual aids & handouts Planning and pre-presentation tips Giving the presentation and handling questions

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Impactful presentations for conferences and job interviews

Impactful Presentations for Conferences and Job Interviews


Overview

Overview

  • Good vs bad presentations – attributes

  • Main considerations – key message, audience, timing, visual aids & handouts

  • Planning and pre-presentation tips

  • Giving the presentation and handling questions

  • Practice presentations (5 minutes each)


What makes a presentation good what makes a presentation bad

What makes a presentation good?What makes a presentation bad?


Getting off to a good start things to consider in planning

Getting off to a good start –things to consider in planning

  • Decide on the key message

  • Consider your target audience

  • Think about timing

  • Where will you be presenting?

  • Will you use visual aids & handouts?

  • How will you handle questions?


Key message

Key message

  • What key message do you want to communicate?

  • One message – the rest is elaboration

  • Ensure a logical structure – from introduction through body to conclusion

  • Tailor to your audience – language, level of content, scope/depth


Audience

Audience

  • Conference papers – discipline-specific specialists or generalists

  • Poster sessions – Anyone in the venue: academics, publishers, students…

  • Job market presentations – Few people, mix of specialists and generalists

  • Content and language should be tailored to audience


Timing

Timing

  • Conference papers – determined by panel chair, generally 20-30 minutes

  • Job market presentations – generally 10-20 minutes, very strict time limit

  • Poster sessions – Flexible time limit for speaking to passers-by or variable-size groups


Visual aids handouts

Visual aids & handouts

  • Will visual aids & handouts help communicate message better?

  • If so:

    • Be careful how many you use (1:3 rule)

    • Don’t over-design your slide template

    • Use handouts for detailed information

  • Recommended for job market papers

  • Single-page for poster presentations


Communicating effectively

Communicating effectively

  • Grab attention – why should we listen to you?

  • Start with summary – the key message

  • Most important information first – don’t build up to it

  • Don’t try to cover too much (3-point rule)

  • Summarise key points at the end


Practice

Practice

  • Plan, prepare then practice!

  • Timing

  • Using visual aids and other tools

  • Flow

  • Does it achieve what you want it to

  • Front of mirror, practice partner/s, video


Pre presentation tips

Pre-presentation tips

  • Prepare for contingencies (email, memory stick, OHPs, handouts)

  • Arrive in plenty of time

  • Familiarise yourself with any equipment

  • Ask for changes to room/equipment if needed


Giving the presentation

Giving the presentation

  • Introduce yourself

  • Start strong

  • Eye contact

  • Voice - volume, tone and variation

  • Energy but no fidgeting

  • Finish strong


Handling questions

Handling questions

  • For multi-part questions, jot down key words to remind you what they asked – but LISTEN

  • Make a note to remind yourself of what to say in response

  • Don’t see questions as criticisms. Keep calm, respond positively

  • Try to anticipate (and encourage) questions and prepare for them


Now lets try it

Now lets try it!

  • Groups of up to 6

  • 5-minute presentations and feedback

  • Suggestions ON feedback:

    • Balance negative with positive comments

    • Use examples to illustrate points made

    • Learn lessons from others by personalising feedback from others’ talks


To summarise

To summarise…….

  • What have we learnt?

  • What will you do to build on this session?

  • Any unanswered questions?


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