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Project Presentations George Alder 10 February 2000 (+ supervisor’s name) Final year project presentations no marks ride on presentations staff progress reports after 2nd talk in week 9 or 10 format can be write-on transparencies, photocopied transparencies, or PowerPoint

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project presentations

Project Presentations

George Alder

10 February 2000

(+ supervisor’s name)

Project Presentations

final year project presentations
Final year project presentations
  • no marks ride on presentations
  • staff progress reports after 2nd talk in week 9 or 10
  • format can be write-on transparencies, photocopied transparencies, or PowerPoint
  • we are interested in work already done, as well as future plans

Project Presentations

presentation plan
Planning your talk

Preparing your talk

Slides

Preparing for talk

Getting started

Delivery

Summary

Background

Aims & Objectives

(at least one diagram)

( 3 technical slides)

Progress to date

Schedule for future

Summary

Presentation plan

Project Presentations

planning your talk
Aims of talk

Arrange material

Draft slides

who is your audience?

what points to make?

background

aims & objectives

aspects to focus on

Planning your talk

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slides
Slides
  • keep slides simple
  • legibility - “rule of sixes”
  • make text as large as possible; avoid line over-runs
  • don’t plan to write on slide during talk
  • don’t use photocopied pages from reports

Project Presentations

slides rule of sixes
Slides - “rule of sixes”
  • letter size  6% of slide base length
  • letter height  6 x its width
  • content:  6 x 2 (=12!) items of information
  • about six slides in a short presentation
  • visibility: slides should be legible from six times their diagonal dimension

Project Presentations

preparing for talk
Write notes about each slide

Rehearse

keep it simple

aim to use slide itself as your notes on the day

get timing right (+20%)

make changes

fix slide cues in mind

Preparing for talk

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getting started
Getting started
  • check equipment beforehand
  • make sure things like felt pens are there
  • make sure audience can see and hear
  • put your watch where you can see it

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delivery
Delivery
  • always face audience
  • speak up; don’t read from notes
  • plan silences (esp. after new slide)
  • control gesticulations and mannerisms
  • vary the technique e.g. models, samples, video clips
  • don’t switch o.h.p. on and off
  • don’t ‘hide’ parts of slide

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summary
Summary
  • keep things simple
  • start with clear aims for talk
  • show evidence of rehearsal
  • prepare good media
  • maintain eye contact with audience
  • end with clear summary
  • finish on time

Project Presentations

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