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Elements 1 & 2:Knowing Your Audience & the Rules
Who will you be giving this talk to?
- Have something for everyone
What is the format:
- How long is the talk and how long for questions?
What should you bring with you?
- PC vs. Mac, slide controllers, laser pointers, loading all presentations from individual / personal jump drives into a single shared computer.
Who will introduce you?
What is the venue like?
- Room Layout, lighting, seating, etc
An oral presentation should look like this:
- Contains “the hook”
- Big picture relevance
- Defines the question problems you are seeking to answer /solve
- Establishes the format and style of the talk
- Defines your hypothesis
- Describes your methodology
- Contains key findings or results
- Clearly explained
- Easily identifiable
- Logically linked to the point you are trying to make
- Summary / recap with regards to the objective of each or your main points
- Discussion of the results
- How do the results relate to each other?
- How do the findings support your hypothesis?
- How does it address the question you were looking to answer?
- Addressing the bigger picture
- How does it impact, change or influence your field or specialty?
- How does it impact “me”?
- Where does it go from here?