MSU CMPS 4991 - Lecture Notes (15 pages)

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School:
Midwestern State University
Course:
Cmps 4991 - Seminar Social Responsibility
Seminar Social Responsibility Documents

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How to Present a Seminar Paper A Speaker s Guide From How to Present a Technical Paper By Dr Ian Parberry UNT Denton Presentation by Dr Ranette Halverson MSU Presenting a Paper My Pet Peeves Reading to the audience Running over the time limit Slides too small to read Speaking to the wall Tracing Code Lengths of Talks Be fully aware of your time limit Conferences 15 20 minutes 50 minutes Classroom 15 45 minutes Allow time for questions Rules for Presentations Intro Tell them what you are going to tell them Body Tell them Conclude Tell them what you told them Outline of Presentation Introduction Body Technical Issues Conclusion Introduction Start with anecdote Define the problem issue Motivate the audience Introduce the terminology Discuss earlier work Remind Don t assume Provide a road map Body What is happening What is going to happen Social legal cultural implications At least one set of statistics Use several pictures Technical Issues What is the state of the technology What are potential solutions The point is to provide a flavor of the technical details Conclusion Briefly review the talk indicating the important concepts Hindsight is clearer than foresight Give open problems Indicate your talk is over Reaching the Audience Use Repetition Don t get bogged down in details Know your audience Don t run over your time limit Power Point Guidelines Do not use complete sentences Do not overload slides Do not use too many slides Do use diagrams tables pictures Do use very little animation in PowerPoint Be very careful with color fonts Projector Test your slides with a projector Pale tends to fade out e g yellow on light background Keep a high contrast See how this looks See how this looks Fonts 44 pt Arial 32 point font bold Arial 36 point font Arial 40 point font Times New Roman 40 point Verdana 36 point Georgia 40 point Forte 40 point Animation Motion Use very judiciously Can be distracting to audience Can distract speaker from the talk Use occasionally for effect



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