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Presentation Skills: How to Keep Your Audience Awake, Alert, and Informed. Kelley Branch, MD, MS Division of Cardiology University of Washington. What to Avoid. Another riveting lecture by Dr. Branch. Outline. Know your audience Presentation skills to keep them awake Powerpoint slides - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Presentation Skills:How to Keep Your Audience Awake, Alert, and InformedKelley Branch, MD, MSDivision of CardiologyUniversity of WashingtonAnother riveting lecture by Dr. BranchWhat to Avoid

OutlineKnow your audiencePresentation skills to keep them awakePowerpoint slidesTips and tricksPresentation SkillsKnow your audienceAsk beforehandTailor to level and interestExperts Heavy on dataNot so expert What do I need to know Q: Sowhen do we use this?Presentation Skills: Know Your MaterialFocus on the message (10% rule)Know your topic well enough to explain it and answer questionsRequires adequate preparationAddress your own questions as you prepareRun under time5-10 minutes for discussionHave an out. Know what to skip

Who Are You?Lecture Styles to AvoidMonotoneSoft talker/MumblerEnzo (Ferrari)Chatty Cathy or KenVerbal tic (Basically)

The WandererScreen talker

FixesWatch the newsPick one portion of every slide to emphasizeThis is not your living roomHave friend critique

Keep an eye on the mic and the back wallsPresentation SkillsSpeak clearlySLOW DOWNTempo equal to a news anchorTalk to people or mic, not screen(s)Talk to the back of the roomUse the pauseEnthusiasm is InfectiousPresentation SkillsInvolve the audienceSmall room eye contact to everyoneLarge room split audience into 3rdsFind the nodderMinimize hands and movements, like propsAvoid lecturalgiaLarge or National MeetingsSit up and forwardAcknowledge meeting and moderatorsEngage from the startUse greeting or phrase in native languageKeep same distance from micOrganize to run under timeNo one cares about data if running late

BRAIN BREAKAbout every 10-15 minutesMay use outline slideUse cartoons or pictures Make a point with itQuestion as a transitionPowerpoint SlidesPowerpoint Slides: Why?A means to an endTry to effectively and succinctly communicate dataEntertainmentA picture is not limited to 1000 wordsPrompt for ideasGood example: An Inconvenient Truth

Powerpoint OutlineTell them you are going to tell them, tell them, and tell them you told themHints for good presentationsSlidemaking rulesChoosing slide parametersTables, Graphs, Pictures

Think HAIKU!Powerpoint OutlineTell them you are going to tell them, tell them, and tell them you told themHints for good presentationsSlidemaking rulesChoosing slide parametersTables, Graphs, Pictures

Think HAIKU!Hints for Good Presentations10% Rule What 10% from presentation are the take away points?Limit points to bare minimumPhrases OK, sentences notMake it BIG, SIMPLE, CLEAREnjoy and embrace space Hints for Good Presentations10% Rule What 10% from presentation are the take away points?Limit points to bare minimumPhrases OK, sentences notMake it BIG, SIMPLE, CLEAREnjoy and embrace space Rules/Guidelines for Slides8 foot rule -- Try to read a printout at 8 feetTitles: 44 points +/- 4 Body: 32 points +/- 4 Font selection Avoid kerned/serif fontsUse Arial or Helvetica, NOT Times New Roman or Courier32 point fontFonts - 44Serif Font: Times New Roman 36Times New Roman - 28Times New Roman - 20Times New Roman - 12

Non-serif font: Arial - 36Arial 28Arial 20Arial - 12Rules (cont.)Total number of lines -> try to limit to 6-8Use the entire slide, they are cheap!Emphasis bold fonts, italic fonts, or different colors. NOT underliningUse animation sparinglyUse shadowing of text, slides look less flat

Rules (cont.)Total number of lines -> try to limit to 6-8Use the entire slide, they are cheap!Emphasis bold fonts, italic fonts, or different colors. NOT underliningUse animation sparinglyUse shadowing of text, slides look less flat

BRAIN BREAKAbout every 10-15 minutesMay use outline slideUse cartoons or pictures Make a point with itQuestion as a transitionHow does obesity affect our patients?Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk

Your patient?Or your patient?23#72331 MedtronicThe Ideal World

StatinThe Really Ideal World

StatinProzacVicodinViagraBackgroundsUse a color and contrasting fontDarker background colors, avoid black and whiteAvoid Background As The Presentation Careful with gradientsTry palettes on PowerpointBe cautious, simple is betterView your slideshow from across the roomBackgroundsThis is classic and works

Stark contrast of back type

White background fatigues the eyes after ~30 minutesBackgroundsWho here is annoyed?

It is probably good for subliminal text

Even dark is annoyingTherapeutic methods in ischaemic MRMedical treatment * Vasodilators :It could be hypothesised that the effects of vasodilators on ventricular dimensions and remodelling could reduce the area of the regurgitant orifice, while this is not the case in organic mitral regurgitation.

Most studies have demonstrated a decrease in the regurgitant fraction and/or LV volumes after 312 months using ACE inhibitors or AT1 receptor blockers. BackgroundsAny questions.

Comments.Powerpoint ColorsAverage 3 colors per slideEmphasis with bold colorsColor blindnessAvoid greens, reds, purplesColors internationally may have different meanings

http://www.vischeck.com/vischeck/vischeckImage.phpPericardial Pressure Volume LoopSlow fluid accumulation Stretch to accommodate volume No significant rise in pericardial pressure Can accumulate 1-2 liters

Rapid fluid accumulation Cannot accommodate volume Pericardial pressure rises rapidly 50-100 ccs marked increase in pressure

Hints for PowerpointSlidesPowerPoint is a great tool but it isnt the point of the presentation

SlidesPowerPoint is a great tool but it isnt the point of the presentation

The audience will read your slide instead of listening to you

SlidesPowerPoint is a great tool but it isnt the point of the presentation

The audience will read your slide instead of listening to you

Use font, pictures, custom animation, etc. with visual appeal, but dont go overboard

Powerpoint Slides: PitfallsAvoid the obstipated slideNo more than two graphs on a slide Avoid simply reading the slide Avoid "Laser Light ShowsMouse pointer if large venue, >1 screenBackup, backup, backup!On computer, email to yourself, CD/Zip/USBSome Powerpoint Specifics and ExamplesPowerpoint OutlineTell them you are going to tell them, tell them, and tell them you told themHints for good presentationsSlidemaking rulesChoosing slide parametersTables, Graphs, Pictures

Think HAIKU!The Major Point of the TalkChest pain is badPicturesPlease, please make a pointPerhaps only you care about your kids/dog/moose pic

Are yousitting on the opportunityto treat cholesterol?MoviesCHECK YOUR MOVIES EVERYTIME!!!Different computers, different projectorsArrive early and check Changing resolution most common solutionUse Pack and Play (2007) or Package Presentation for CD (2010)Put slides and movies in the same folderNo subfolders!TablesBEWARE This is a busy slide, buuuuut

Make sure point is clear (colors, bold, etc.)

Can use background to highlightMega Data Slide CHF TrialsACEI TrialsInterventionFollow Up#Inclusion CriteriaEndpointsResults DrugPlaceboRRNNTAverage Follow Up (years)RRR ARR CONSENSUS (Cooperative North Scandinavian Enalapril Survival Study)Enalapril (2.5 - 40mg) vs. placeboMean 0.5 years253NYHA IV, cardiomegalyMortality36.2%52.4%0.693.20.531%16%V-HeFT II (VA Heart Failure Trial)Enalapril vs. Hydralazine/ISDN2 years804Mild-moderate CHF on digoxin/diureticsMortality14.6%18.0%0.825.42.518%3%HF Hospitalization9.2%9.5%----3%0%SOLVD Treatment (Studies of Left Ventricular Dysfunction)Enalapril (2.5-20mg) vs. placebo.Mean 3.4 years###EF

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