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Ivan Viola 4 Starting-up Target audience often differs in Interests Level of understanding Duration of the talk Available A/V equipment Collect all information you want to tell Classify information according to High-level / detail Importance Relevance to audience Build up the red thread of your story
Ivan Viola 5 Structure First slide: talk title + speaker Start with motivation and teasing results (Table of contents) Main part Description of the technique Examples Applications Conclude with taking-home information
Difference to written publication High-level explanation only Content reduced Attract to read the underlying written work Interactive demonstration and videos Questions and answers at the end Ivan Viola 6
7 Preparation Prepare well in advance! Perform test talk Loud to yourself in front of the mirror To your friends / colleagues Make sure your test audience Understood the content Found it interesting Ask for improvements Hard training, easy job at the battlefield Eliminate stage fright by enough of training
Ivan Viola 9 Font size (44) If you now 32 feel like being at 24 opticians office, this is 18 no coincidence. Also there they 14 will check, which font size you 12 still are able to read, or 10 which font size you definitively cannot read anymore. 9 Everybody fails at some point 8 we managed to see point size seven 7 or even six!!! 6 Use font size 24 for example 32 Turn-off auto-shape, auto-font resize
Ivan Viola 10 Font type Arial (sans serif) Helvetica (sans serif) Times (serif) New Century Schoolbook (serif) Dont use more than three 3 sans serif fonts Nmir
Ivan Viola 11 Point size - Times - Arial - SerifaBT - Century Gothic 24p Difference Difference Difference Difference 20p Readability Readability Readability Readability 16p Visible Visible Visible Visible 12p Joke Joke Joke Joke Comparison serif–sans serif
Ivan Viola 12 Too much information per slide Keep text to minimum - No sentences! 6-10 Lines / Slide 2-3 min / slide with content, 1 min / Image, Example Check typos Information amount The café wall illusion differs from the Münsterberg illusion in an important way. In the Münsterberg figure the black horizontal borders are isoluminant with the black regions. In the café wall illusion, the rows of tiles are separated by a thin line of mortar (or grout), which, for greatest effect, should be midway in luminance between the luminances of the black and white (or blue and yellow) tiles. The illusory effect obtained is that of a tilt to the mortar lines, with alternate mortar lines being tilted in opposite directions. The width of the mortar lines also affects the strength of the illusion. The strongest effect occurs when the mortar is narrow. In contrast with many other types of distortion illusions, the café wall illusion occurs very early on in the visual system, when the position of edges and brightness differences are encoded. This type of processing occurs prior to the cognitive processes of object recognition. Illusions that involve higher cognitive processes are not likely to be affected by stimulus changes that do not alter the informational content of the picture or object.
Ivan Viola 13 and usually there is a text next to the image with small fonts trying to explain what is on the left, maybe accompanied with arrows. This really helps to make sure that nobody will get the point :-) as here there is still some space so we can place again some small font text. Of course also with arrows through the figure Readability
Ivan Viola 14 First slide: talk title + speaker Start with motivation and teasing results (Table of contents) Main part Description of the technique Examples Applications Conclude with taking-home information Showing line after line
Ivan Viola 15 Text Number 1 Text Number 2 Text Number 3 Text Number 4 and so on... :-) Animations
Ivan Viola 16 First slide: talk title + speaker Start with motivation and teasing results (Table of contents) Main part Description of the technique Examples Applications Conclude with taking-home information Dont use more than three colors on one slide! Colors without meaning
Ivan Viola 17 Text in different colors on fancy rainbow background Bad Contrast
Ivan Viola 18 Many images, videos, online demonstrations Always reference the image Videos in loop (no stop) Dont copy&paste graphics from paper Avoid scanning images Check environment if information is visible Rule of thumb (+2 levels of brightness and contrast) Images and Videos
Ivan Viola 25 The day before Drink lots of water Get a good nights sleep Avoid the urge to go out drinking Eat Make a test talk (not the first one!)
Make sure Mobile is turned off Notebook power mode is on! Boot-up in advance! Pointer: stick or laser pointer, no fingers! WC! Test beamer Check if animations play Check light conditions You are on time! Ivan Viola 26
Ivan Viola 28 Start and End Greeting (not everyone separately) Introduce yourself and institution Talk title... Conclude and repeat most important information Make clear end This is the end of my talk, thank you for your attention, I will be happy to answer your questions!
Ivan Viola 29 Stay with the Audience Audience is in front of you Avoid talking to Wall Monitor Talk to selected persons Person in the Second Row Maintain eye contact
Ivan Viola 30 Speech Speak loudly, slowly and clearly Dont read your slides Pause to let strong ideas sink in Make your speech short and simple Tell stories (red thread) Add some relevant humour Never argue with any audience
Ivan Viola 31 Gesture Move on the stage Do not stay between beamer and proj. Wall Use your natural gestures Use pointers
Apologies Dont apologize for Bad presentation due to lack of time Bad slides Coughing Bad voice Nervosity Ivan Viola 32
Ivan Viola 33 Time Never exceed given time slot Have watch with you During the talk check if you are ahead or behind desired time
Ivan Viola 34 Summary Know your audience Prepare well Make a test talk Talk clearly, loudly, slowly to audience Dont bore people Repeat most important information Use images Stay within your time slot Expose enthusiasm Remember : This is your 15 minutes of fame!
Ivan Viola 35 This was the best presentation I have ever seen in my whole career!
Acknowledgments and Further Reading The basis of this talk is taken from Professor Werner Purgathofers lecture onWie halte ich einen Vortrag at Vienna University of Technology Further reading How To Give A Great Presentation http://www.to-done.com/2005/07/how-to-give-a-great- presentation/ http://www.to-done.com/2005/07/how-to-give-a-great- presentation/ Some Rules for Making a Presentation http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mihaib/presentation- rules.html http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mihaib/presentation- rules.html Conference Presentation Judo http://perl.plover.com/yak/presentation/ http://perl.plover.com/yak/presentation/ Ivan Viola 36