Presentation on theme: "1 The Diamond Principle CSE 6590. 2 The Diamond Principle First you tell them what you’re going to tell them … then you tell them … then you tell them."— Presentation transcript:
5 Outline of the Talk Contents Visual aids Delivery style
6 Contents Identify your audience Identify the key points what is the purpose of my talk? Structuring the talk: opening, body, closing Opening: introduce yourself, title of the talk, overview, outline For each keypoint: opening, body, closing Closing: summarize/emphasize the keypoints, next step (future work)
7 Visual Aids ̶ Preparation They are aids! Don’t read from the slides. Use headlines on every visual. Headlines can be: conclusion drawn from the info on that slide (recommended) purpose/main idea of the slide Avoid terms that are too general (“Introduction”). One message or one key point per slide. Use “bullet” form. Remove words that are not critical. Avoid long sentences. Number the slides.
8 Visual Aids ̶ Presentation Try not to block anyone’s view. Adjust the lights in the room. Show a visual only when you are discussing it. Always tell the audience how to read a chart/graph before discussing the detail. Look at the projector or the screen when you need a prompt. Never talk while you are looking at the projector or the screen, or writing. Check the screen every time you change a slide. Turn off the projector before the question period.
9 Delivery Style Set your hands free you’ll look more relaxed, natural. Pause between statements: to attract attention to give yourself more time to remember to make it easier to understand to give audience time to “digest” info Practice before the talk. If you are forgetting where you are …