I would welcome a pool for those who want 1-on-1s to match w someone like
Lodewijk for a run through :)
On Aug 5, 2017 3:29 PM, "Lodewijk" <lodew...@effeietsanders.org> wrote:
(PS: if anyone wants a dry-run of their presentation one-on-one, I'm more
than happy to volunteer with 2-3 presenters, either on hangout (monday) or
in real life (Wednesday). Reach out to me off-list. If there's more
interest, I imagine we could do a pool somewhere on-wiki :) -- Lodewijk )
On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 9:25 PM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ay...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Lodewijk & Leila! All good tips.
> One more thing about posting information online is you can share extra
> data. I encourage everyone to put links etc in their program submission
> pages on wiki.
> In the actual presentation, you are trying to convey the main idea and,
> often at Wikimania, you're also trying to recruit other people to work on
> your project :) If there's detailed information that you want to share but
> would distract from the main presentation, putting it on the wiki is a good
> way to share.
> On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 3:18 PM, Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org>
>> Thanks for sharing!
>> While some may be concerned that their vocabulary is too limited - the
>> opposite warning must be provided for native speakers. It is often easier
>> to follow a non-native speaker, because they are aware of their
>> limitations. Especially native speakers have the tendency to speak too
>> fast, push in too much content in their presentation and rush through it.
>> Realize that about half your audience (if not more!) is unlikely to speak
>> English as their first language. It sucks, right? Because you always want
>> to tell more.
>> This also goes with the other tip that I hate: don't be too fancy with
>> your slides. I love to put as little information on slides as possible,
>> trying to make them complement my story. WRONG! With a large number of
>> non-native speakers, it is important that the information is in both.
>> Especially if you have an accent (and sorry native speakers: many of you
>> do, too) you're probably hard to understand for some part of your audience,
>> at some point in your presentation. Having the basic storyline in your
>> sheets doesn't just help the people in the room, but also people who try to
>> follow your presentation online.
>> Finally: in an ideal world you upload your slides before your
>> presentation. That way, you can add the link in your last (or first!)
>> slide, so that people can download it, and read along at their own speed -
>> or jot it down/photograph it for later reviewing. ESPECIALLY if you have
>> lots of data/beautiful graphs!
>> PS: if you like to be rogue, you try to hit every single spot in 'bad
>> presentation bingo' here
>> On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 9:08 PM, Leila Zia <le...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> Hi Phoebe,
>>> On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 11:01 AM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ay...@gmail.com>
>>> > Dear all,
>>> > We had planned to have a presentation clinic for speakers at
>>> Wikimania, but
>>> > unfortunately the leader had to cancel at the last moment. So
>>> > instead...since I imagine lots of people are finishing their talks this
>>> > weekend, let's share our best advice for giving a presentation with
>>> > other!
>>> If someone else signing up to help you on this front can reduce some
>>> workload from you, please ping me. I'd be happy to pick up work on
>>> this front or others.
>>> > More tips are here: https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Speaker
>>> > information
>>> > Add your own, or reply here.
>>> Adding one more tip:
>>> Context: I'm not a native English speaker which means my vocabulary
>>> set is limited, I can make grammatical errors when speaking, and under
>>> stress, I may say things that in sequence may not make sense in
>>> English. ;)
>>> The best advice for this case I've received from a professor some
>>> years ago was to write down /everything/ I want to say about a slide
>>> in the slide notes exactly how I wish I could say it at the
>>> presentation time. Then, I read these notes 2-3 times, and then I do
>>> 2-3 runs of the presentation for myself. This approach has worked for
>>> me quite well. Before doing this, I used to waste a lot of time (and I
>>> guess annoy the audience) by saying "emmm" and looking for words in my
>>> mind. On extra tip if you go with this approach: don't read your notes
>>> too many times or you will sound like someone who has memorized a
>>> script. ;)
>>> Writing what you want to say will take time, it takes me between 45-60
>>> min for 15 slides (that I've never presented before), but it's
>>> honestly one of the best uses of that time if you're preparing for a
>>> > see you very soon!
>>> can't wait. :)
>>> > Phoebe
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