quote:Originally posted by Brenda Clough: Be certain that your equipment and the site's media setup work and work together. ... Don't be one of those awful presenters where the first five minutes is spent trying to make the screen come to life.
quote:Originally posted by sabine: I used to print out my notes in a large font to facilitate a quick look-down while presenting and to help me maintain eye contact with the audience.sabine
quote:Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan: If using PowerPoint, don't put up a slide with lengthy text and then read it through - your audience can read more quickly than you can speak! By all account use graphs, headings and pictures that comment on or illustrate your brief (I do that in my sermons).
quote:Originally posted by Brenda Clough: Oh, and one more bit of advice. If it is your habit to drink coffee, always drink coffee the day of the presentation. Whether you drink coffee or not, always go to the restroom just before you're on.
quote:Originally posted by Ian Climacus: Let's take this image which is one tab on a dashboard I did (excuse the bad anonymisation job; I've only got Windows' Snipping Tool at home!). Is this a no-no? Do I instead focus on one graph?
quote:Originally posted by Ian Climacus: A lot of mine will be graphs and tables (I do data analysis) and I always worry about things not being clear, or too small to see.
quote:Originally posted by Ian Climacus: And, at the presentation, would you consider a live demonstration of the dashboard (having pictures of slides in case it fails)? Or is it best to just stick to slides?
quote:Originally posted by Eutychus: Do not in any circumstances simply read any paper you are going to publish in the proceedings: everyone will be asleep within the first paragraph.