If possible make sure the projector is in a

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If possible, make sure the projector is in a convenient position. Decide where you want to stand when speaking and then position the projector where you can get to it easily. This will usually be on the side of your body that you normally use for writing (i.e. your left side if you are left-handed) Keep your slides in order in a pile next to the projector and put them back in order in another pile as you take them off the projector. If possible, control the lighting in the room yourself so that there is always a light shining on you. If your OHTs are easy to read, you will not need to turn off the lights.
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186 When you are presenting, avoid looking at the projected image and the transparency on the projector. It is a good idea to print out your slides on paper to keep with your notes so you can refer to them while you are speaking. If you want to draw attention to a point on an OHT, put a pen on top of it and leave it pointing at the point you want to draw attention to. Don't point with your finger because you will have to look at the projector while you do so. If you want the audience to read longer texts on OHTs (e.g. quotations or tables of figures) give them time to do so. There is no point in putting an OHT on the projector if the audience does not have time to read it. Make sure you explain the content and purpose of each OHT. The main rule is to use OHTs to support your talk. Don't let them dominate it. OHTs and Handouts Some speakers give handouts for the audience to read while they are talking. The advantage of OHTs over handouts is that they focus attention on you and your talk. If you want to give a handout, it is often a good idea to wait until the end of the presentation before distributing it. Often members of the audience want to note down points from your OHTs. This can distract them from following the presentation, so it is a good idea to distribute information that the audience will want to note down on handout. As soon as someone starts taking notes, tell the audience that they do not need to do so because they will get the information on the handout. Advantages of Overhead Projectors Face to face contact with audience o Time to make eye contact o Can pick up verbal and nonverbal cues to understanding Projector located in front of room and near speaker for easy access Can be used to focus audience's attention o On to focus attention on visual material o Off to focus attention on speaker Effective in a fully lighted room; audience can follow handouts or take notes Ability to modify transparencies during presentations o Highlighting important points with transparency pen o Writing on blank acetate film like a chalk board Sequence of material can be modified during presentation o Accommodates audience questions or interest o Can abbreviate or extend sections of presentation
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187 Unframed transparencies are store and transport; easily fit in file folder Overlays can be used to simplify complex information into layers
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