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Structuring the Talk
Preparing a talk always takes far longer than you anticipate.
- Write a clear statement of the problem and its importance.
- Research. Collect material which may relate to the topic.
- Tell a story in a logical sequence.
- Stick to the key concepts. Avoid a description of specifics and unnecessary details.
- If you are making a series of points, organize them from the most to the least important. The less important points can be skipped if you run short of time.
- Keep your sentences short, about 10-20 words each is ideal. This is the way people usually talk.
- Strive for clarity. Are these the best words for making your point? Are they unambiguous? Are you using unfamiliar jargon or acronyms? If so, define them or spell them out in full.
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Rutgers Visual Identity Systems
The Rutgers Visual Identity System strengthens the Rutgers identity and unites the university community under a consistent, coherent style. Key elements pertaining to PowerPoint presentations include:
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