Presentation Assignment

This seminar follows a two-fold approach to honing communication skills

  1. speaking to an audience (find a friendly test audience, soliciting feedback after the talk, incorporate the feedback, try again).
  2. sitting in an audience (thinking critically about how someone could improve their talk, giving feedback).

Therefore, you have a two-fold assignment when it comes to presentations:

  1. deliver a 10 minute powerpoint talk to a friendly audience, solicit their feedback, incorporate the feedback, try again several weeks later.
  2. listen to 10 minute presentations, think critically about how they can be improved (take notes during the talk), give feedback.

Time saving tips in powerpoint

Powerpoint (and other presentation making software) has some time saving features you should be aware. Ask Ethan to give a demo.

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