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How to Make a Presentation ? Wing-Kai Hon ( 韓永楷 ) National Tsing Hua University Aug 04, 2008

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2 Overview How to make a presentation How to make a better presentation (Focus of Today ’ s Talk) How can we do even better ?

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3 Making a Presentation (The Usual Format) Title Overview Motivation Problem Definition Your Results Conclusion

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4 Making a Better Presentation Big Question: Why people come to your talk ?

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5 Making a Better Presentation Possible Answers: A)You are Bill Gates B)You look like a movie star C)They are trapped D)Better than not to come

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6 Making a Better Presentation Know your audience Select your focus Help your audience understand Help your audience memorize

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7 Knowing Your Audience Very important –Greatly affect what you should talk For the same topic, very different if you are presenting in –Individual Meeting –Group Meeting –Conference

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8 Knowing Your Audience Good Test –Most audience can fully understand first 1/3 of your presentation –People with similar background can fully understand up to the end What should we do ? –Keep this in mind when making slides

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9 Selecting the Focus Most important reason why your audience are here –Why don ’ t they just read your paper ?? Give them the juice –instead of the orange

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10 Selecting the Focus What should we do ? –No need to show every lemma or result –Spend more time on main results (It helps to be precise and concise) –Mention the key concepts

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11 Helping Audience To Understand There are many ways First trick : A picture worths millions of words !

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12 A slide used in 2007

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13 An extra slide used in 2008

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14 Helping Audience To Understand Second trick : Use More Pictures ^_^ !!

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15 Explaining 9-point circle

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16 Explaining 9-point circle

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17 Explaining 9-point circle

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18 Explaining 9-point circle

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19 Helping Audience To Understand Third trick : Examples and Counter-Examples

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20 Explaining a Complete Graph A Complete GraphNot a Complete Graph

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21 Helping Audience To Understand Fourth trick : Put Related Things Together

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22 Explaining Perfect Number Perfect Numbers: –6 = –28 = Amicable Pairs : –220 = –284 =

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23 Helping Audience To Memorize Avoid Details Summarize from time to time Choose your notation cleverly

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24 How Can We Do Even Better ? More Practice More Preparation Make your slides available –Distribute handouts –Downloadable after the talk

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25 Can we do better ? More Interaction Learn from others –Slides by Charles Berndt [link]link –An Interesting Talk by Don McMillan [link]link –Dave Liu ’ s talk: The Beauty of Computing Add a joke or two –if you are really good at it ^_^

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