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Unformatted text preview: emphasize some words over others. COP 4910 – Fall 2003 VII. Thou shalt not illustrate Confucius says `` A picture = 10K words ,'' but Dijkstra says `` Pictures are for weak minds. '' Who are you going to believe? Wisdom from the ages or the person who first counted goto's? VIII. Thou shalt not make eye contact You should avert eyes to show respect. Blocking screen can also add mystery. IX. Thou shalt not skip slides in a long talk You prepared the slides; people came for your whole talk; so just talk faster. Skip your summary and conclusions if necessary. X. Thou shalt not practice Why waste research time practicing a talk? It could take several hours out of your two years of research. How can you appear spontaneous if you practice? If you do practice, argue with any suggestions you get and make sure your talk is longer than the time you have to present it. Commandment X is most important. Even if you break the other nine, this one can save you....
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