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How to give a good talk. Alan Lee Xyz Consultants October 2, 2002. Contents. Golden Rules Organisation Slide tips Technical issues. 3 Golden Rules (i). Keep it simple! Keep it simple! Keep it simple! (keep level of audience in mind). More Golden Rules (ii). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • How to give a good talkAlan LeeXyz Consultants

    October 2, 2002

  • ContentsGolden Rules

    Organisation

    Slide tips

    Technical issues

  • 3 Golden Rules (i)

    Keep it simple!

    Keep it simple!

    Keep it simple!

    (keep level of audience in mind)

  • More Golden Rules (ii)Use slides/powerpoint/pdf

    Organise subject matter

    Non-verbal is important!

    Dont have too much/too little material

    Keep to time

    Rehearse!

  • Golden Rule: use slidesChalk and talk obsolete

    We have technology use it

    Use data projector, but have transparencies as backup

  • Golden rule: OrganisationUse same principles as report

    Tell them what you are going to saySay it!Tell them what you have said!

    i.e. introduction, main stuff, summary!

  • Golden rules: Non-verbalSeem confident!Speak clearly, make sure everyone can hearEye contact with audienceBe aware how its goingDont obscure screen

  • Golden Rule: Too much-too littleHave the right amount of material for the timePractice timing until you get more experienceDont speed up to finishKeep to time- others are following

  • OrganisationSlides usually organised around bullet points (powerpoint influence!!)Be conciseUse headings, indentingMain pointDetail on main point

  • Slide tipsNot too much on each slide (Like this one!!)Slides must be clear and no spelling errors (se how obvious they are you look like a dick! )Use graphics and picturesNot too much maths hard for audience to understand instantly unless simpleUse animation sparingly, but effectivelyHave the correct number of slides for the allotted time

  • Slide tipsNot too much on each slide (Like this one!!)Slides must be clear and no spelling errors (se how obvious they are you look like a dick! )Use graphics and picturesNot too much maths hard for audience to understand instantly unless simpleUse animation sparingly, but effectivelyHave the correct number of slides for the allotted time

  • xtargetGraphics and pictures

  • Too much maths??

  • Animation from hellHere is some text!Here is some more text!

  • Technical issuesChoose colour, background to contrastChoose font to be visible at back

    This is very hard to read

    Include maths in a big fontPowerpoint or pdflatexPowerpoint : easypdf good for maths, can be included in powerpoint

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  • Math stuff

  • A pdf page

  • SummaryKeep it simple, suitable for audiencePrepare well and rehearseHave clear legible uncluttered slidesUse pictures and graphsHave a logical structureEnthusiasm, confidence, eye contactFinish on time