SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY. Giving Oral Presentations. Lecturer: Prof . Nyoman S. Antara , Ph.D. Agroindustrial Technology Department Faculty of Agricultural Technology Udayana University. Source: http://www.nature.com/scitable/ebooks/english-communication-for-scientists-14053993.
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Oral presentations are a richer medium than written documents. They allow you to establish stronger contact with the audience and better convince them of your viewpoint through verbal and nonverbal delivery
If you give a poor 15-minute presentation to an audience of 200 people, you have wasted the equivalent of 50 hours of work
oral presentations at a conference or internal seminar are for sharing your research work with other scientists.
must convince the audience that the research presented is important, valid, and relevant.
must emphasize both the motivation for the work and the outcome of it.
must aim to inform, not impress.
Presentation slides are optional. A presentation is not a set of slides: It is about someone having something to say to an audience.
Creating slides is therefore less important than planning the presentation, structuring it, and delivering it well.
Design them so they get a message across to your audience in a visual way.
Delivering effective oral presentations involves three components: what you say (verbal), how you say it with your voice (vocal), and everything the audience can see about you (visual).