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IMGD 2905 In-class Presentations Why Give a Presentation? People fear public speaking But you will speak For class, job interviews, work, Another skill to learn Like designing game, coding, art A critical part of analytics

Enjoy! http://www.eadcolma.org/images/Presentation-dela-Cigarette-Electronique.jpg Overview Presentation consists of 3 parts: 1. In-class presentation 2. Peer-critique 3. Reflection http://www.presentation-process.com/wp-content/uploads/ apply-quick-style-to-pyramid-shape.jpg Details In-Class Presentation Done 5 at a time (chosen at random)

6 minutes long Slot is 8 minutes, so ~2 minutes for oral critique + Content drawn from projects (e.g., Project 1) Should touch upon whole project, but not necessarily equal time use judgement! Methodology brief http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/portals/41/presentations.jpg Talk Tips: Giving a Talk is Like ... Stuff you already know planning, program design, writing, studying, learning

Can read books How to Deliver a TED Talk by Sinek Presentation Zen by Reynolds The Art of the Explanation by LeFever Watch Videos How to Give a TED Talk by Smith Have some skills (e.g., can speak) But need to refine and develop new skills Practice (this class)! https://goo.gl/yHxRY6

Talk Tips : Common Mistake - Tension Audience is on your side They want you to succeed Look at them during talk http://www.avinuty.ac.in/engineering_newsletter/ june2012_nov2012/images/ celebrate_the_times_sm_wm[1].gif Butterflies are normal and good Plan, prune and practice so you can relax Messages

Focus on audience not you http://hr.info.yorku.ca/files/2014/01/orientation.jpg Talk Tips: Slides (1 of 3) Informs audience and focuses you Use slides Support messages, say why there Not busy

Size Dont write what you will say Transitions Physical movement of slides Know what you will say Talk Tips: Slides (2 of 3) Charts not tables Complex figures are ok, but explain Spend time Describe axes, then trendlines, then results Point to spots

Tell them what to get from the figure! http://il9.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/9389132/thumb/1.jpg Talk Tips: Slides (3 of 3) Good terse phrases bullets highlight key points graphs pictures

Revise, revise, revise! Bad verbose compound sentences paragraphs unlabeled graphs tables of numbers Talk Tips: Common Mistake - Timing Set pace for audience not you First few minutes

Why should they listen? Why should they believe you? Finish Impress main messages Dont gasp or get tossed off stage Practice, practice, practice http://fcpaprofessor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Timing.jpg Overview Presentation consists of 3 parts:

1. In-class presentation 2. Peer-critique 3. Reflection http://www.presentation-process.com/wp-content/uploads/ apply-quick-style-to-pyramid-shape.jpg Details Peer-Critique Oral - open-faced sandwich Something you liked Question (optional) Suggestion for improvement Written

Content: Excellent, Good, Needs Improvement Delivery: Excellent, Good, Needs Improvement Did well? Can improve? Overview Presentation consists of 3 parts: 1. In-class presentation 2. Peer-critique 3. Reflection http://www.presentation-process.com/wp-content/uploads/ apply-quick-style-to-pyramid-shape.jpg

Details Reflection (1 of 2) Think about your talk preparation Read comments from peers Reflect on what happened during delivery

How did I prepare? What went well? What did not go well? What can I do differently next time? Details Reflection (2 of 2) Written due within 3 days after presentation! Gather thoughts while fresh Short about one page

Can organize with questions from previous slide Use insights gained to inform planning of subsequent presentations! http://www.seobook.com/images/writingguy.jpg Grading Presentation Peer-reviews Self-reflection 80%

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