Turning the Paper into a Talk
- Assessing the audience
Don't bore them, but don't omit essential details.
Enhance technical level of talk over that of paper
so this audience takes away something new.
Audiences expect illustrations with occasional sound bits.
Seek out and develop good visual material to illustrate points.
Web is a good place to search. Many images can be manipulated.
(Tools: xv, scanners, Photoshop. Ask friends for help.)
Emphasize figures for biggest positive impact on talk's success.
The old adage -- a young professor covers a lot; an old professor
uncovers a little -- is good to keep in mind. Restrict your topics
so you can do a good job on them: effective, clear communication.
- Take home message
- What do you want the audience to carry away?
- What one thing? Is there a need for two or three messages?
- Do sentence outline (one main point per viewgraph).
- Then revise it. (revise = tighten/cut
- What is point of each viewgraph?
- What order leads inexorably to planned take-home message.
Put main point as headline on vg -- written to fit on single line.