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How to Prepare a Talk – Deconstruct
Find a room where no one can hear you. Stand up and start talking about your topic to no one, projecting your voice rather than mumbling. Wander around a bit. In short: act like you're on stage.
presentations  speaking  talk 
may 2018 by sspela
9 Tips For Communicating Science To People Who Are Not Scientists
3. Get to the point. As scientists we are trained to describe a ton of details and background information before we give the final results. This is the very nature of how graduate students are trained to write their theses and dissertations. It is how scientists deliver presentations at conferences. For the public or policymakers this approach basically needs to be flipped. The key points or findings need to be delivered very early (see below) and it needs to be concise (think elevator speech).
speaking  pyramid  science  communication 
december 2016 by sspela
Rands In Repose: Out Loud
"Were you surprised to hear your voice? I was. Did you actually read it out loud? No? Why not? [...] You still haveně°˝€™t read it out loud, have you?"
randsinrepose  presentations  speaking 
july 2008 by sspela
Rands In Repose: How To Not Throw Up
I want you to fret about this presentation, and if you’re not losing a little sleep, you don’t care. You’re not going to be motivated. You’re going to end up perpetuating the idea that nerds can’t tell a story. If you’ve been handed the responsibility of a presentation and aren’t the least bit concerned, give it to someone who is going to sweat this thing and then be prepared for that person to end up as your boss.
randsinrepose  speaking  tips  presentations 
february 2008 by sspela
Creating Passionate Users: Better Beginnings: how to start a presentation, book, article...
Do not start at the beginning:
Yes, this means dropping the user straight in to the fray without all the necessary context, but if the start is compelling enough, they won't care, at least not yet. They'll stick with you long enough to let the context emerge, just in time, as the "story" goes along. One of my biggest mistakes in books and talks is overestimating the amount of context the listener/reader really needs in advance.
writing  presentations  tips  speaking  advice  beginnings  kathysierra  mtv10 
february 2008 by sspela

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