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How to give great presentations

How to give great presentations

Lecture on how to get better at public speaking, given to first year artificial intelligence bachelor's students, at the Academic and Professional Skills course of 2017.

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Suhas Vijayakumar

October 20, 2017
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  1. How to give great presentations? Suhas

  2. Before we begin… demo of “talk about nothing” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S0FDjFBj8o

  3. Forget content for the time being

  4. How to give great presentations? Suhas

  5. How to give great performances? Suhas

  6. Normal conversation 1. Normal distance 2. Active communication 3. Other

    person is involved 1. Long distances 2. No direct communication 3. Not actively involved A public lecture
  7. WRITING SPEAKING CONTENT Depth of content Depth of content CONTENT

    Breadth of content Breadth of content Line of story Line of story STRUCTURE Structure Structure STRUCTURE Flow Flow Balance Balance Consistency Consistency TEXT Conciseness Conciseness TALK Clearness Clearness Readability Attention grabbing Tempo Tone, tempo & volume Spelling & Language Body language Use of graphics Use of graphics EXPERIENCE Perspective of reader Perspective of audience EXPERIENCE Manage expectations Manage expectations Purposefulness Purposefulness Emotion & storytelling Emotion & storytelling Passion Passion PROFESSIONALISM Objectiveness & Explicitness Objectiveness & Explicitness PROFESSIONALISM Professional language Professional demeanor References & Credit References & Credit (Official) Layout & Style (Official) Layout & Style Hedging & Claiming Hedging & Claiming
  8. WRITING SPEAKING CONTENT Depth of content Depth of content CONTENT

    Breadth of content Breadth of content Line of story Line of story STRUCTURE Structure Structure STRUCTURE Flow Flow Balance Balance Consistency Consistency TEXT Conciseness Conciseness TALK Clearness Clearness Readability Attention grabbing Tempo Tone, tempo & volume Spelling & Language Body language Use of graphics Use of graphics EXPERIENCE Perspective of reader Perspective of audience EXPERIENCE Manage expectations Manage expectations Purposefulness Purposefulness Emotion & storytelling Emotion & storytelling Passion Passion PROFESSIONALISM Objectiveness & Explicitness Objectiveness & Explicitness PROFESSIONALISM Professional language Professional demeanor References & Credit References & Credit (Official) Layout & Style (Official) Layout & Style Hedging & Claiming Hedging & Claiming
  9. Tempo Attention Facial expression Volume Accent Pauses Intonation Articulation Language

    Pose and movement Gestures
  10. Tempo Attention Facial expression Volume Accent Pauses Intonation Articulation Language

    Pose and movement Gestures Uninterested
  11. Tempo Attention Facial expression Volume Accent Pauses Intonation Articulation Language

    Pose and movement Gestures Important
  12. Uninterested Important Welcoming Joyful Precise Happy Sharp Hesitant Powerful Insecure…

    Excited Anxious Amazed Firm Warm Styles of delivery
  13. Using our motion detection algorithm, we were not only able

    to save babies from falling off of their beds, but also prevent parents from rolling over their babies. “ Reading Excited Don’t care Firm More on this at workgroup
  14. nervous

  15. Volunteer? Talk about why you chose to study AI

  16. Obvious for you, but for others... illusion of transparency use

    this to your advantage
  17. Obvious for you, but for others... also applies to content!

    Obvious for you, but for others... illusion of transparency use this to your advantage
  18. None
  19. You will tap the tune of “Shape of you” song.

    Use your finger and the table. Not too loud. Lyrics on next slide Okay?
  20. I'm in love with the shape of you We push

    and pull like a magnet do Although my heart is falling too I'm in love with your body And last night you were in my room And now my bed sheets smell like you Every day discovering something brand new I'm in love with your body Oh—I—oh—I—oh—I—oh—I I'm in love with your body
  21. None
  22. None
  23. Obvious for you, but for others... also applies to content!

  24. recap ◦ Presentations are performances ◦ Presentation is writing, except

    for the talking bit ◦ Delivery has a style ◦ What’s obvious for you might not be obvious for others
  25. 1. Long distances 2. No direct communication 3. Not actively

    involved A public lecture Exact same conditions in… Theatre!
  26. stories stories

  27. INTRO Problem! Horrible, horrible issue tension time Crucial twist! This

    might just work OUTRO more problems more problems
  28. Come on down if you have questions or to just

    say hi. Always happy to talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vudaAYx2IcE
  29. Topic Research 3 things Outline Repetition Contrast Position Word count

    Fontsize Words Don’t lie Animations Excitement Change Things break Qn’A Practice Plan Slides Talk
  30. Topic Research 3 things Outline Repetition Contrast Position Word count

    Fontsize Words Don’t lie Animations Excitement Change Things break Qn’A Practice Plan Slides Talk
  31. Be an expert in the topic (or start early and

    do your research)
  32. Rule of 3 Introduction Main section Conclusion

  33. Rule of 3 Introduction - Section 1 - Section 2

    - Section 3 Main section - Section 1 - Section 2 - Section 3 Conclusion - Section 1 - Section 2 - Section 3
  34. Outline

  35. Recap Because we’re pretty bad at keeping concentration for long

    times. Introduction - Section 1 - Section 2 - Section 3 recap Main section - Section 1 - Section 2 - Section 3 recap Conclusion - Section 1 - Section 2 - Section 3 recap
  36. recap ◦ Be an expert in the topic ◦ Break

    it down to 3 things ◦ Recap at the end of sections
  37. Topic Research 3 things Outline Repetition Contrast Position Word count

    Fontsize Words Don’t lie Animations Excitement Change Things break Qn’A Practice Plan Slides Talk
  38. There is absolutely no need to backup your data or

    your entire computer. It’s a complete waste of time and resources.
  39. There is absolutely no need to backup your data or

    your entire computer. It’s a complete waste of time and resources.
  40. There is absolutely no need to backup your data or

    your entire computer. It’s a complete waste of time and resources.
  41. There is absolutely no need to backup your data or

    your entire computer. It’s a complete waste of time and resources.
  42. no need to backup data

  43. no need to backup data

  44. no need to backup data

  45. Do NOT backup data

  46. ALWAYS backup data

  47. ALWAYS backup data Use animations wisely

  48. recap ◦ Use contrast ◦ Font size matters ◦ Think

    about design ◦ Do not lie
  49. Topic Research 3 things Outline Repetition Contrast Position Word count

    Fontsize Words Don’t lie Animations Excitement Change Things break Qn’A Practice Plan Slides Talk
  50. Be excited Cheat by picking a topic that you already

    like Talks are performances, remember?
  51. Change things up Volume, pace, gestures, pauses

  52. None
  53. S#it happens Hard copy of your slides Adaptors But, in

    the end, it’s all okay!
  54. S#it happens Brain going blank “I’ve completely lost my train

    of thought right now. We’ll circle back to it when it comes to me again” “I’ve completely lost my train of thought right now. Could somebody remind me where we were?”
  55. Qn’A Take your time “Talk in the break” - bad

    idea unless you show some promise of an answer “I don’t know”
  56. Practice Record yourself talking All other practice is ineffective in

    front of this!
  57. Practice 1. Where am I losing flow? 2. Were main

    points conveyed clearly? 3. Did you apply different style whenever appropriate? 4. How was your interaction with the slides? 5. Use space effectively?
  58. recap ◦ Excitement is really obvious, unlike nervousness ◦ Variation

    is important ◦ It’s okay when things break, people are nice ◦ “I don’t know” is an answer ◦ Practice ◦ Record yourself practice ◦ Practice some more
  59. demo demo I didn’t know better. Don’t do these mistakes.

    Suhas’s presentation from 2011
  60. Academic talks are different Are they? References Graphs

  61. Due credit Zach Holman http://speaking.io “How to sound smart in

    your TEDx talk” Will Stephen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S0FDjFBj8o Sir Ken Robinson Steve Jobs Simon Sinek
  62. recap recap The ultimate

  63. INTRO Problem! Horrible, horrible issue tension time Crucial twist! This

    might just work OUTRO more problems more problems Ask a question Funny incident Daily-life example
  64. Topic Research 3 things Outline Repetition Contrast Position Word count

    Fontsize Words Don’t lie Animations Excitement Change Things break Qn’A Practice Plan Slides Talk
  65. intro tension time outro Topic Research 3 things Outline Repetition

    Contrast Position Word count Fontsize Words Don’t lie Animations Excitement Change Things break Qn’A Practice Plan Slides Talk Tempo Attention Facial expression Volume Accent Pauses Intonation Articulation Language Pose and movement Gestures https://youtu.be/Hd_ptbiPoXM
  66. Workgroup meeting Preparation involved ◦ Know the structure of your

    review ◦ Bring a fully charged phone or a digital camera ◦ Think about an interesting way to introduce your topic ◦ Be prepared to see yourself on camera
  67. Evaluation Feel free to fill this up, if you haven’t

    already https://goo.gl/forms/mqIS0yGJucg4W1CT2
  68. Thank you Thank you Suhas Vijayakumar @matteroftract http://suhasvijayakumar.in Come on

    down, always happy to talk