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ICT for Development Presentation Assignment Tim Unwin
Presentations The assignment An oral presentation of minutes On any aspect of ICT4D that is not assessed in another way, thus excluding Web-site Annotated bibliography Counts 10% of overall assessment Peer assessment is part of the assignment Sign up subject topics on list Outside my office Designed to help with revision This is not meant to be a huge task
Presentations Peer assessment Value of peer assessment Enables you really to appreciate the marking criteria Encourages student involvement Enhances group cohesion Treats assessment as part of learning Encourages you to evaluate your own performances more carefully Marking schedule Need to fill in recommended grades and give reasons Can highlight aspects of the grade descriptions
Presentations The Departments criteria Presentations should Address the topic Have clear structure Use a range of relevant sources Include relevant analysis Be clearly audible Use visual aids well Be appropriately paced and to time Have a good eye contact and body language Encourage audience involvement
Presentations Presentation skills Why presentations? You must understand their strengths and weaknesses Key skills Using as many senses as possible to reinforce understanding The importance of preparation and planning Video clip
Presentations Tims media training TV News London Strengths Pleasant clear voice Fluent and confident in own agenda Thoughtful and knowledgeable Lively and enthusiastic Smart and businesslike Good eye contact with camera in down the line TV interview Points to Watch Needs to pace himself and not speed up Needs to retain eyes on the camera so as not to distract audience Must always put main points at the start of an interview never work up to big points on radio and TV Needs to work on some general messages he can always use Find concise illustrations
Presentations Why presentations Why do people give presentations? Strengths Inspirational Getting across key messages Up-to-date Use of multimedia Learning through all the senses Opportunity for interaction Weaknesses Not good for conveying lots of information Many different kinds of presentation!
Presentations Presentation skills (i) First impressions Try to appear confident Be positive Never apologise! Dress Be appropriate for the occasion What image do you want to convey? What do you feel comfortable in? Eye contact Very important Encourages the audience to feel involved
Presentations Presentation skills (ii) Structure of presentation Ensure that the audience knows where you are going They must know what your aims are Delivery pace Not too fast, not too slow Practice makes perfect Voice modulation Avoid a boring monotonous tone Deliberately change style Remember that audiences concentration span is limited!
Presentations Presentation skills (iii) Encourage audience involvement Can be simply through use of visual aids Or get them to ask questions Or ask them questions Timing Never over-run Run through in advance Know the material you can cut out if necessary
Presentations Presentation skills (iv) Above all be enthusiastic It is your presentation You know more about it than they do Convey your passion for what you are talking about If you are bored, rest assured that the audience will be too! The old three-fold aphorism Say what you are going to say Say it Say what you said
Presentations Preparation and planning (i) Prepare a presentation well in advance Always run through your presentation beforehand - to check timing Note where you are going to use illustrations Know the room where you will be performing And how everything works Choreograph your performance Use two columns: content and choreography
Presentations Preparation and planning (ii) Incorporate a variety of media The spoken word The dominant mode Computer (PowerPoint) presentation Can be useful, but not everyone likes them Transparency overheads As a general rule, never less than 18 pt. Visual slides Can really bring things to life, but avoid if poor quality Handouts Essential for loads of information Exhibits
Presentations Concluding thoughts Dont worry if you are nervous A bit of adrenalin is a good thing The more you practise the better you will get! Developing expertise at this key skill throughout the degree programme We are all among friends Be supportive And positively critical