Presentation on theme: "How to Present an Effective Panel Presentation 2009 HGSE Student Research Conference/International Forum."— Presentation transcript:
How to Present an Effective Panel Presentation 2009 HGSE Student Research Conference/International Forum
6 Ps of Preparation P roper P reparation and P ractice P revent P oor P erformance
Getting Ready Visualize your setting Think about your audience Think about your objectives Think about your role
Preparing What to Say Structure the talk Emphasize what you found, not what you did Who cares, besides your mother? Keep it brief (TIME YOURSELF) Develop a one-page handout
Actual Presentation Make eye contact, take a deep breath and count to three Speak loudly and clearly and slowly Listen and connect Prepare, but improvise Most of all, be your inventive self!
Suggested Sequence for Presentation 1. Introduction 2. Preview sentence (Tell them what youre going to tell them) 3. Main ideas and sub-ideas (Tell them) 4. Review sentence (Tell them what you told them) 5. Conclusion
Presentation Outline The central question/issue/problem you examined Your findings Your conclusions based on these findings Implications for policy, practice and research
For a work in progress, you might include Initial findings Challenges or interesting issues encountered (process is interesting to fellow students) Next steps Anticipated results How you hope your work will inform others
Practical Suggestions -- A few important reminders Public Speaking Matters Make sure you practice in front of a mirror Time yourself, time yourself, time yourself Check your equipment before your presentation Make sure you have handouts, Powerpoint, and everything else well organized and at your fingertips!
Enjoy! Youll be making many presentations over the course of your career. Make good use of this conference! Use this conference as a safe place to take risks and prepare for the future! Good luck! See you on Friday, March 13!