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HowToGiveATalk - How to Give a Good Talk Arnaud r lestylede...

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Cliquez pour modifier le style des sous-titres du masque How to Give a Good Talk Arnaud Legout INRIA, Sophia Antipolis EPI Planète Email: arnaud.legout@inria.fr This work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA License. To view a copy of this license, visit
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Focus of This Talk q Broadly applicable advices for any kind of talks q Some specifics for § Scientific talks Talk at a conference Invited talk q Variations not addressed here for § Courses 22 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Credit q How to give a bad talk? § Credit: David A. Patterson, Rolf Riedi, John Ousterhout, Tom Anderson § Browse google for an instance of the presentation q http://www.nanog.org/talkpointers.html q How to give a good research talk § Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, Cambridge 33 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Credit q Colleagues § Much better to be ashamed in front of a colleague than in front of 300 peers q The wonderful and awful presentations I attended 44 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Can You Trust Me? q Make your own opinion § Attend presentations § Mimic presentations you understand/like Big plus if it is not your field q Never ever consider simplicity and clarity as a proof of weakness q Never forget that you can violate the rules if you have 55 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Outline q Why should you bother doing talks? q How to structure your talk? q How to make your slides? q How to give your talk? q Great talks examples 66 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Presentations are a fundamental part of research excellence 77 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Research and Marketing q The best researchers in the world learned how to sell they work § To the community Visibility, impact § To students Attract graduate students § To commissions Funding, promotion 88 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Goals of a Presentation q Give the audience the intuition of your idea q Make the audience eager § To read your paper § To ask you questions § To discuss with you q Build relationship q Create a reputation 99 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Goals of a Presentation q Show you can make great presentations § Big plus in a career § Conversely, a poor presentation can kill an application to a new position 1010 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Outline q Why should you bother doing talks? q How to structure your talk? q How to make your slides? q How to give your talk? q Great talks examples 1111 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Adapt to the Audience q The entire audience must understand your talk § It is better to explain notions a part of the audience already knows than to lose another part of the audience during the talk q Do not overestimate the knowledge of the audience in your field 1212 Arnaud Legout © 2010
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Arnaud Legout © 2010 Do Not Present Too Much q Common pitfall § “I did a lot and I will present every single bit of my work. They will be impressed”
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