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Title: PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS: A PREVIEW


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PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS A PREVIEW
  • Successful oral commmunication requires
  • Openness and Empathy
  • Supportiveness and Positivness
  • Equality and Homophily
  • Repitition and Redundancy
  • Non-verbal components are
  • Kinesis
  • Paralinguistics
  • Proxemic
  • Understand your Material
  • Understand your Audience
  • Understand your Goals
  • Use a specific structure

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Continued..
  • The best presenters are not those who are
    giffted, they are those who are prepared
  • They are not those who feel they are better then
    others, they are those who relate better to their
    audience
  • The best presenters are not those who are the
    smartest, they are those who are able to convince
    the audience there ideas are brilliant.
  • The best presenters are those who use everything
    at their disposal to support and emphasize the
    objective of their presentation.

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Soare you ready to learn?
  • Lets critique this presentation!
  • Strengths?
  • Areas for improvement?

What did you see, hear, and feel?
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Sharing your Research Story Effective Presentati
on Skills for Young Scholars
  • Linda Krzykowski, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Vice Provost, UAlbany
  • Vice Dean, School of Business

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After you present, what can you say?
  • I said what I had to say.
  • People were in attendance when I spoke.
  • People heard what I told them.
  • People understood the information I presented.
  • People understood the information and believe
    this information is important.
  • People understood the information, believe it
    is important to them and will DO something
    differently because of the information.

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Ideas and discovery require communication
  • Ideas need to be shared
  • Ideas need to be critiqued
  • Ideas need to be celebrated
  • And this doesnt happen via an e-mail or a memo

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Communication is a two way street
You Control They Control
What you say. If they listen.
How you say it. What they hear.
Some logistics. If they care.
Flow of information. If they act upon the information.
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Lets make sure your brilliant ideas are heard!
  • We assume you have great ideas.
  • We assume you are knowledgeable .
  • Our goal is to ensure that our audience hears and
    believes our message.
  • When we do that, we win.

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Sharing your Research Story Effective Presentatio
n Skills for Young Scholars
  • Preparing for your talk
  • Organization and structure
  • The Opening
  • The Body
  • The Closing
  • Presentation techniques
  • Dos and Donts
  • Handling Questions and Answers
  • A little bit about UAlbany
  • Your questions

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Presentation Preparation
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1 Audience Analysis
  • Who are they?
  • What do they know about your research?
  • What do they want to know? Why might they care?
  • Must I alter my language, examples, analogies,
    etc.?

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2 What do you want to accomplish?
  • Be clear on what you want your audience
  • To know
  • To think
  • To believe
  • To do

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Subject Vs. Objective
  • Subject
  • What I am going to tell
  • Explain my biology experiment.
  • Versus
  • Objective
  • What I want my audience to do, to think, or to
    believe
  • Convince people of
  • The importance of the experiment
  • What a good scientist I am
  • That I should get a scholarship
  • That my research should get funding

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Presentation Structure Once upon a time
Your presentation is a story told in three parts.
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Part I The Opening
  • Purpose
  • Gain attention of audience
  • Establish credibility
  • Introduce central thought, purpose or objective
  • Make the subject relevant by relating to your
    audience
  • Why do you care about your research?
  • Why might they care about your research?
  • Tell them what you are going to tell them

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Part II The Body
  • Establish a framework that works for you
  • Should have flow, unity, and logic
  • Enumerate points to help flow
  • Focus just the information you need for todays
    audience, not everything you know about the topic

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What a Head Why a Heart
  • Information for the head answers the questions of
    what and how
  • Data, statistics, process, results
  • Information for the heart answers the questions
    of why and who cares
  • Stories, analogies, quotes, implications

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Part III The Conclusion
  • Summarizes main points-only highlights
  • Reminds the audience why they care about your
    research
  • Alert audience you are finishing
  • Finish on time and with a flurry
  • Ensure understanding, commitment, and next steps

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Visual Aids
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  • PowerPoint
  • Questions to ask yourself
  • Are the slides clear, clean and uncluttered?
  • What is the overarching message?
  • How can your slides help you deliver that
    message?
  • What is the ONE takeaway from this slide?
  • Can a picture do more than words?
  • Can this be more memorable? High impact?
  • How can your slides help you tell your research
    story?

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Continued..
Titles deliver messages and they dont spin
  • The best presenters are not those who are
    giffted, they are those who are prepared
  • They are not those who feel they are better then
    others, they are those who relate better to their
    audience
  • The best presenters are not those who are the
    smartest, they are those who are able to convince
    the audience there ideas are brilliant.
  • The best presentors are those who use everything
    at their disposal to support and emphasize the
    objective of their presentation.

Whats wrong with this slide?
Use fonts that are clean and clear.
Use bullets, not sentences
Use animation for good effect
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Local Scour
This is a what slide. How can you make the
audience feel?
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Local Face of Scour
I-90 Thruway Bridge Schoharie, NY 1987
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Presentation Delivery
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Remember...
  • Talent without technique is merely a bad habit.
  • Pablo Picasso

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Technique Tips
  • Speak with people
  • Not at them Not down to them
  • Make eye contact with your audience
  • Connect with your audience
  • Eye contact, intonation, volume,
  • Stories, visual aids, facts
  • They should be comfortable with you
  • Feel good about yourself and your topic
  • Project your enthusiasm to your audience
  • Make sure you can pronounce words correctly

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Technique Tips
  • Work from outlines or cards
  • Dont read
  • Dont memorize
  • Customize to audience needs wants
  • Remember Why do they care?
  • Develop smooth transitions
  • Build a complete bridge
  • Stay away from I
  • Dont announce your slides
  • Dont give your audience distractions
  • Command attention through use of space and body

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What does your body say?
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Questions and Answers
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Scholars WANT questions!
  • Q A are necessary part of most presentations
  • Allows you to understand and engage the audience
  • Process for answering a question
  • Listen
  • Repeat the question if needed
  • Agree - with something
  • Respond
  • Two parts to every answer
  • Answer question
  • Tie back to message
  • Presentations end with a final restatement

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Anticipate Questions
  • Anticipate
  • What does your audience want?
  • What is your objective?
  • Plan
  • For objections and questions
  • For your success

Which brings us right back to Planning for
Presentations.
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The Three Ps of Presentation Skills
  • Prepare
  • Practice
  • Present
  • Its a skill hop on that bike!

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University at Albany a great university
  • UAlbany has so much to offer
  • 13,000 undergraduates
  • 17,000 enrollment
  • Over 125 majors and minors
  • Over 100 graduate programs many with
    accelerated 3 3 or 4 1 programs
  • Students from over 95 countries
  • Division I sports plus club and intramural sports
  • Over 250 clubs and organizations
  • UAlbany creates small communities
  • Elite Honors College
  • Elite Honors programs within many majors
  • Living-Learning Communities to surround you with
    a small group of like-minded friends
  • Small classes for freshmen
  • Writing and Critical Inquiry
  • Freshman Seminars
  • Discussion Sections

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University at Albany a great place to study
  • Excellent for the sciences
  • RNA Institute
  • Cancer Research Center
  • Majors and minors bioinstrumentation, forensic
    chemistry, atmospheric science, public health,
    human biology
  • Excellent for the humanities
  • NYS Writers Institute
  • Performing Arts Center with 7 stages
  • Majors and minors journalism,
  • Excellent for the social sciences and
    professional schools
  • Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, Social
    Welfare

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University at Albany an exciting place to grow
  • Growth on the horizon in areas like
  • Computer Engineering
  • Digital Forensics
  • Homeland Security
  • Mens and womens Basketball teams playing for
    America East Championship
  • Bringing in hundreds of new faculty
  • Bringing in thousands of young scholars and we
    hope you might be one!

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Questions ??
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