Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 16:23:49 -0500
Reply-To: Bruce Gilsen <bruce.gilsen@FRB.GOV>
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From: Bruce Gilsen <bruce.gilsen@FRB.GOV>
Subject: Re: Help with SUGI Presentation
On Mon, 5 Dec 2005 10:08:35 -0600, Paul Thompson <paul@WUBIOS.WUSTL.EDU>
>monal kohli wrote:
>> Hey Guys,
>> I am presenting for the first time at SUGI.Can
>> someone give me some help with the tips for
>> Any help will be really really appreciated.
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>Here are three tips on PowerPoint which will help you, in my opinion.
>People take two approaches to PP.
>1) Present all points at once, in full sentences
>2) Present points as they come up, in shorthand
>IMHO, method 1 sucks, bigtime. If you present a slide with a whole lot
>of points, people read the points and ignore you. That's why I use
>method 2 - as I talk, I allow points to appear. I NEVER use complete
>sentences. I NEVER use articles (a, an, the) , or anything else like
>that, because these are optional
>The PP presentation is there to SUPPORT your discussion. If people are
>reading, they are ignoring your comments.
I have a somewhat different take on Paul's suggestion. I prefer to use
shorthand but present all the points on the page at once. The advantages
are as follows, IMHO.
1. The audience has a sense of the flow as you discuss an item.
2. A 1st time presenter wants to keep things simple. Having to click
several times per slide to fill the screen gradually gives the presenter a
lot more to worry about.
speaking only for myself (and my fantasy baseball team that
finished 6th of 12 in 2005 but picked up a lot of underpriced
talent for 2006)