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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
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?