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  1. Project Presentations George Alder 10 February 2000 (+ supervisor’s name) Project Presentations

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 Project Presentations

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 Project Presentations

  8. 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 Project Presentations

  9. 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 Project Presentations

  10. 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