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Giving a talk talk

“Giving a Talk” Talk

Paul Sutton, PhD, MD

Associate Professor

General Internal Medicine

University of Washington


Overview

Overview

  • Public speaking tips

  • Tips for effective PowerPoint presentations

  • Presentation of data

  • The delivery


Public speaking tips

Public Speaking Tips

  • Tell ‘em

  • Tell them what you are going to tell them

  • Tell them

  • Tell them what you have told them


Overview1

Overview

  • Public speaking tips

  • Tips for effective PowerPoint presentations

  • Presentation of data

  • The delivery


Public speaking tips1

Public Speaking Tips

  • Know your subject

  • Know your audience

    • What’s in it for me?

  • Structure

    • Particularly crucial for shorter talks

  • Your style

    • Find your own voice

    • But seek to entertain as well as educate


Your style

Your Style

  • “Good teaching is one fourth preparation and three fourths theater.” Gail Godwin

  • Use eye contact, voice modulation, and animation (yours, not PowerPoint’s)

  • Take chances (but be tasteful)


Public speaking tips2

Public Speaking Tips

  • Limited recall

    • “The magical number seven, plus or minus two”. Miller GA. Psychol Rev 1956. 63:81-97.

  • Emphasize key points

    • Don’t attempt the Vulcan mind meld

    • “If you only remember one thing…”


Effective habits

Effective Habits

  • Outline the talk before opening any presentation software

  • Scientific Presentation

    • Background

    • Objective

    • Methods

    • Data

    • Discussion


Effective habits outlines

Effective Habits: outlines

Topic-based Lecture

  • Intro

  • Epidemiology

  • Clinical Features

  • Diagnostics

  • Treatment

  • Areas of study

  • Review

    Case-based Lecture

  • Intro

  • Case 1

  • Teaching point

  • Case 2

  • Teaching point

  • Lather, rinse, & repeat

  • Review


Effective habits1

Effective Habits

  • Prepare in advance!

    • “It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” Mark Twain

  • Practice

    • Particularly the introduction

  • Peer review

    • Is the story coherent?

    • Is the presentation of data clear?

    • Eliminate ypographical errors


Powerpoint tips

PowerPoint Tips

  • Use PowerPoint

    • 95% market share

    • Presentation software options:

      • PC/Mac/UNIX: OpenOffice by Sun

      • Mac: Keynote

    • Can be difficult to share

    • Potential for formatting surprises

  • Most conferences require .ppt (or .pptx)


Savvy slides k i s s

Savvy Slides(K.I.S.S.)

  • Dark background, light text

  • Considerusing bold for allfonts

  • Shadowed text is more readable

  • Use font size 24 or greater

  • Use easy to read fonts

    • Arial

    • Times New Roman

    • Comic Sans MS

    • English 111 Vivace BT


Savvy slides 44 point

Savvy Slides (44 point)

  • Arial 36

  • Arial 28

  • Arial 20

  • Comic Sans MS 36

  • Comic Sans MS 28

  • Comic Sans MS 20

  • Times New Roman 36

  • Times New Roman 28

  • Times New Roman 20


Backgrounds

Backgrounds

  • Readable, classic

  • But, fatiguing over time


Backgrounds1

Backgrounds

  • Annoying, pointless background

  • Poor contrast

  • High contrast is minimally better

  • Wow, what a great lecture


Slide content

Slide Content

  • About one minute per slide

    • This ratio increases as the length of the talk increases

  • 5-8 lines of text per slide

  • Simplify information (on the slide!)

    • More Hemingway than Bulwer-Lytton

    • More haiku than Dante


Slide content1

Slide Content

  • For goodness sakes, don’t read your slides!

  • Avoid STDs

    • Speaker/text dissonance

  • Use animations sparingly


Death by powerpoint

“Death by PowerPoint”

http://norvig.com/Gettysburg/sld006.htm, accessed 4/14/09


Giving a talk talk

http://canadiancpd.medscape.com/content/2002/00/43/71/437182/437182_fig.html

Accessed 7/2/2009


Powerpoint tips1

PowerPoint Tips

  • Don’t forget to stretch/change gears

  • Attention span may be 10-15 minutes

  • Various techniques to re-engage the audience


Overview2

Overview

  • Lecture tips and effective habits

  • Tips for effective PowerPoint presentations

  • Presentation of data

  • The delivery


Giving a talk talk

So…Now I’m thinking about taking my cousin downtown when she visits next month…


Presentation of data

Presentation of Data

  • PowerPoint conveys data at relatively low bandwidth


Giving a talk talk

Lindholm LH, et al. Lancet 2008. 366:1545-53


Giving a talk talk

AFFIRM. NEJM 2002. 347:1825


Tables charts and graphs

Tables, Charts, and Graphs

  • Avoid tables & figures from journals – they do not project well

  • Tables & figures should be clearly labeled, and make sense at a glance

  • Orient the audience & walk them through the data


Tables charts graphs

Tables, Charts & Graphs

  • You’ve failed if you have to begin with an apology

  • Limit data to what is necessary to convey your point

    • But don’t deceive

  • Highlight key points


Atenolol vs other anti hypertensives stroke

Atenolol vs. OtherAnti-hypertensives: Stroke

1.29 (1.12-1.49)

ASCOT-BPLA

ELSA

1.58 (0.69-3.64)

INVEST

1.14 (0.93-1.39)

LIFE

Make another point with

text box or highlighting

1.34 (1.13-1.58)

MRC Old

1.22 (-.83-1.79)

UKPDS

0.90 (0.48-1.69)

TOTAL EVENTS

1.26 (1.15-1.38)

0.5

0.7

1.0

1.5

2.0

Lindholm LH, et al. Lancet 2008. 366:1545-53


Take care with colors

Take Care with Colors


Giving a talk talk

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.” Einstein


The delivery

The Delivery

  • Redundancy

    • Computer, webmail, USB flash drive, CD

    • Include all files necessary for any animation (e.g. video)

  • Get there early, check out the room, controls, water

  • Ask a friend/colleague for feedback

    • Learn something from every talk


Overview tell em

Overview (“Tell ‘em”)

  • Lecture tips and effective habits

  • Tips for effective PowerPoint presentations

  • Presentation of data

  • The delivery


Take home points

Take Home Points

  • Be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and animated

  • Focus on a few take home points

  • Legible slides (and don’t read them!)

  • Pay particular attention to the presentation of data


Giving a talk talk

“Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.” Dorothy Sarnoff


Suggested reading

Suggested Reading

  • Federman D. How do you give a great lecture? Parts I and II. SGIM Forum, June and July 2009. Accessed at http://www.sgim.org/index.cfm?pageId=809

    • Very practical, expert opinion

  • Tufte ER. The cognitive style of PowerPoint: pitching out corrupts within. 2nd edition. Graphics Press (Cheshire, CT). 2006.

    • An essay on the limitations and cognitive shackles of PowerPoint

    • Available at the bookstore for $7

  • Keller J. Killing me microsoftly with PowerPoint. Chicago Tribune, January 5, 2003. Accessed at http://www.gbuwizards.com/files/chicago-tribune-julia-keller-05-january-2003.htm

    • Martin Luther King and Robert Frost à la PowerPoint

  • Collins J. Giving a PowerPoint presentation: the art of communicating effectively. Radiographics 2004. 24:1185-92.


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