Build your topic from a few main ideas State where you are going and what you will prove
Know your audience: where are they coming from?
Cover mutual ground as a starting point
Use familiar vocabulary to begin; introduce and define new
concepts gradually Adapt the presentation's goals with the
interests of your audience
Treat each audience as a unique group
Convince them with facts and logic Demonstrate that you know what you are talking about, but on
Review and summarize in your conclusion Summarize
what you've told them Check for comprehension
Leave time for questions and discussion
Follow up with options so audience can contact you
This practice session will identify tips on
presenting your project, and yourself, more effectively:
Know your material
Familiarize yourself with the room and technology you will use
Know your audience
Think about the message
Visualize yourself succeeding
Don't apologize for what the audience may not even notice!
Think in terms of building experience in presenting projects
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