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Unformatted text preview: EMS 172L: Electronic, Magnetic, and Optical Properties Laboratory Lecture 2: How to present your work
Ricardo Ricardo H. R. Castro [email protected] Why do I need to talk about my wori? And why do I need to do it well? Communication between engineers Communication between engineers and other departments (ex: marketing) If you don’t do it the right way, your effort won’t pay off The way you present your work will define if it is good or not (not only its quality). 2009 Bibliography There are many books related to this field that you’ll be able to find in ou library. I suggest: Day, R.A., How to write and publish a scientific paper, 5th Ed, ORYX, 1998. Oral Presentation – Basic Concepts Who Who is your audience? Your class, collegues, your boss, other department? – Always adapt your presentation to your audience. Search interest of your audience. But do not run too far from your objectives. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Oral Presentation – Slides
There are two basic formats: Free speach or using slides (tables, graphs, photos, etc.) Is there written material for the presentation? YES YES: Skip details No: Go deep enough to provide essencial technical details. Your slides are the basic focus of the audience. Be connective between slides (bring the idea of the next slide with a few words in the previous one) Prepare yourself, give the talk to a few friends before the real deal. Record and listen to your presentation to correct language potential problems. Oral Presentation – Tools and tips
Microsoft Powerpoint Adobe Persuasion You may choose the templates or do your own. Include texts, figures, animations and cartoons. It must be readable. Use contrasts (black+white, light yellow+dark blue) After choosing the color, go on with always the same standard. Add a blank slide in the end of your presentation. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Oral Presentation – Power Point
There is an awesome transition slide mode. You may use it, but use always the same along the presentation. It is possible to biuld your slides in steps using the BUILD tool. Limit the use of this tools only when it is useful! These mechanisms catch the attention of the audience, by in excess may bring confusion or distraction. Oral Presentation – Usual Mistakes
Pouco contraste torna o slide ilegível. Muito suspense tira a atenção.
Prepare sua apresentação para o último da fila. Se alguém estiver fazendo outra coisa além de prestar atenção na sua palestra, mude o tom de voz ou a estratégia. Pule detalhes e vá direto para a parte mais interessante. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Oral Presentation – Practical tips
Arrive early where you will be presenting and analyze all the material (check every slide). You probably will be nervous: 1) Talk to the audience (first rows) 2) When you are in the podium, gently smile to the audience. 3) Be direct and say the out-line of your talk. During it: 1) Keep your posture 2) MOve only occasinally 3) Don’t tunr your back on the audience 4) Be semi-conversional 5) Talk slowly 6) Vary the voice tone, mainly when it is an important part of your work Oral Oral Presentation – Question Section
In the end of your presentation, summarize the main points, and show why they are important. Say the limiations of your results and show yourself the weak points or the ones that need more details. This honesty will cool down the following comments. You will do better here if you have done a previous section with you friends. Questions are good! They reveal your success. Repeat the questions before you answer them. Don’t care about show-off’s. If you don’t know the answer, just say it. Improve bad questions. If a point is too controverse, you may bring the discussion to the coffee-break. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Posters
Posters emerged as an option to attend a larger number of interests in the same room in a short period of time. It is very useful in large conferences. A poster section may have up to 2500 works at the same time, and you can select what is good for you. The author is usually next the the work to explain it, but the poster must be independent! Posters
IMRAD Few text Great ilustrations Short introduction Super short M&M Results will be the major part of it Short discussion, prefer clear Conclusions References must be the mininum (maybe your own work), but try to avoid. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Posters
Use the same slide software you used for the Oral Presentation, but change the dimensions. The title must be easily readen from a distance of about 3 meteres, that is, 30 mm of size of letter should be ok. The name of the authors must be around 20 mm in size of letter. The text should be around 4 mm. Blank spots are important. Make it clear what is to be seen first and next. Visual impact is VERY important. EXEMPLO 1 EXEMPLO 2 Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science EMS172L/2009 ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2010 for the course EMS 172L taught by Professor R.castro during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '10