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1 G492 Powerpoint 29 September 2009
2 PRESENTATION PROCEDURES 1. You will have minutes for your presentation and questions. Allow time for questions, in the middle or end. 2. The talk should be related to your G492 project. Possibilities: A. Explain one idea from your paper. B. Present a published paper that is relevant to your paper, making the connection to your own topic. C. Explain what you are trying to do in your paper and ask for advice. D. Talk about the background to your paper-- the industry setting or the policy history, for example. (This is straightforward, but can be hard to make interesting.)
3 3. Give everybody a one-page handout (not more pages than one). Include the title, date, your name and your address. 4. If you use Powerpoint, do not use more than 8 slides. Avoid using Powerpoint simply to show an outline of your talk. 5. After each talk, each member of the audience will write a few comments. Presenters will collect the comments at the end of class and check off names on the class list. 6. I will send comments and grades to you a week or two after your talk.
4 Presentation Tips 1. Dont include too many numbers in what you say. 2. Maybe write ``Don't say Um!!!'' on your notes. 3. Keep your notes short--- headings, and quotations or numbers if you have them. 4. Use a handout as a take-away with info, not as an outline or a slide collection. 5. Think of a speech as like telling a story to a friend. 6. Look at the audience, not at your feet, your notes, or the ceiling. 7. Maybe keep your feet as if you've nailed your shoes to the floor. But some speakers do better walking around. 8. Look at your audience, not at the screen.
5 POWERPOINT PITFALLS 1. The rigid sequence problem for the audience. 2. The rigid sequence problem for the presenter. 3. Bullet lists without logic. 4. Non-data ink. 5. Too many bells and whistles. 6. Slides with no information. 7. Reduced human interaction.