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Power Point Presentation Example Dr. D. S. Stutts Presented to ME242 February 11, 2009 Actuator Slides courtesy of C. P. Mentesana, Honeywell, Inc. Identify yourselfReference sources
Technical Presentation Guidelines Available At The Following URL: http://web.umr.edu/~stutts/ ME242/LABMANUAL/TechPresGuide.pdf
Hints For a Good Presentation 1. Make sure the graphics and text on your slides are clear and large enough to be read by a person furthest away from you in the presentation venue. In other words, your slides should not be an eye exam. 2. Do not use note cards. Use the slides to guide you and the audience through your presentation. 3. Speak slowly, clearly and with enthusiasm. 4. Look at the audience. It helps to make eye contact with several people throughout the room periodically as you speak. 5. Use gestures to help in emphasizing a point or for clarity only. Point to screen, not slide. Avoid standing still like a statue, but don’t run around the stage either!
Hints For a Good Presentation 6. When discussing plots indicate axis labels first. Make sure the audience knows what you are trying to explain. 7. Maintain time constraints. You will be cut off if you exceed your time limits. 8. Be organized with clearly stated points and conclusions. You must convince the audience of the importance of your work 9. Make sure the audience knows who is presenting. It helps to list the presenters in the order that they will present on the cover slide, and then introduce the next speaker as you finish your part. 10. PRACTICE!! Nothing takes the place of practice. When you practice, have a group member or colleague time each section. You might want to memorize key “sound bytes” that say exactly what you want the audience to hear.
Piezoelectric Actuator Concepts Longitudinal Actuators – Linear motion – Rotary motion Mechanical amplification Standing wave actuators – Crawler toy example Include an Outline of your topics
Piezo Motor & Actuator Concepts Longitudinal Oscillators Single Phase AC or Pulse Rotary Linear Use simple schematics to illustrate concepts instead of photographs
Piezo Motor & Actuator Concepts Mechanical Amplification Piezo Element
Piezoelectric Crawler Toy Pictures are good, but don’t convey functionality very well.
Piezo Motor & Actuator Concepts Standing Wave Oscillators –Single Phase Drive Japanese Toy Car Modified for planer processing and moving a slider
Show Toys When Possible and Appropriate Moral: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then A toy is worth a million! Most of us remember physical examples (toys) or demonstrations MUCH longer than words or even pictures! Examples: Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse, shooting the falling monkey (or Barney in Dr. Bieniek’s class) in Physics I lecture, etc.
If You Don’t Have a Toy, Show a Movie of a Toy!
Busy Data Tables With Small Font Can Be Almost Useless! Process Control Metrics
Never Use A Table of Numbers When You Can Use A Graph!
E H F G Y T L M A C U R F L M A C L I F B R X Y Z P C L I F B R R X Y R X J M K Z P T U L G V O Q J M K Z P T U L G V O Q J M K Z P T U L G J M K Z P T U L G V O Q J M K Z P T U L G V O Q J M K Z P T U L G U L G V O Q J M K Z P T U L G 96 Pt 66 Pt 40 Pt 24 Pt 18 Pt 12 Pt Use Adequate Font Size 10 Pt Make sure everyone in the room can read your text!
Avoid Non-complementary and non- contrasting colors Here is a bad color to use with this background Here is another bad color to use Here is yet another bad color to use Better but not so good either… Black is ok here Yellow works as well… Remember: projector colors will probably be different than what you see on the computer screen!
Using a White Background is Often Safest Any dark colored font will work with a white backgroundAny dark colored font will work with a white background Any dark colored font will work with a white background
Use Available Resources Don’t be afraid to ask for help on presentations and papers from artistic friends/departments Don’t be afraid to ask faculty/staff technical questions in preparation for presentations
Evaluation of Presentations Each group member will have about five minutes to present his or her part. It is essential to balance the time allotted as evenly as possible! The audience (your classmates, GTAs, Faculty) will evaluate you based primarily on: 1. Clarity of presentation – i.e. minimum number of hesitations, ahs, fumbling with notes, etc. and clarity of speech. 2. Quality of technical explanation – i.e. completeness and accuracy of content, and ease in following the logic of the explanation. 3. Ability to handle questions – Listen to make sure you understand the question. If you don’t know the answer, say so! Avoid becoming defensive. 4. Appearance – dress professionally at the “business casual level.” No jeans, shorts, tee shirts, sweat pants or shirts, etc.