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Ninth International Mining Geology Conference 2014 Tips for presenters How to be prepared, confident and deliver a great and memorable talk!. Be Professional, Passionate, Proud and Prepared. This is YOUR talk OWN it, LOVE it, ENJOY it - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Ninth International Mining Geology Conference 2014

Tips for presenters

How to be prepared, confident and deliver a great and memorable talk!

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Be Professional, Passionate, Proud and PreparedThis is YOUR talk OWN it, LOVE it, ENJOY itNo one in the room KNOWS this like you remember that as you walk on stageStand TALL, Speak CLEARLY, Speak UPDeliver a PACED and measured talk dont rushAnd remember, its OK to be nervous!

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Focus your AIM - What is your message?Time is of the essence. Have a clear aim for your talk say what that is upfrontDevelop your key messagesKeep your messages clear and conciseTell a story: Introduction, Information, conclusions/recommendations, summaryDont reproduce your entire paper refer the audience to it for the detail

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Timing TipsMatch your presentation to the time available. 20 minutes:1-2 minute on the INTRODUCTION10-12 minutes on the KEY INFORMATION2 to 3 minutes on the CONCLUSIONS and RECOMMENDATONS1 to 2 minutes on the SUMMARY and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Engage your AudienceTALK to the audience, not the back wall. Eye contact enhances your messageUSE the microphone with INTENT speak INTO it and dont turn away when talkingEmbrace your own talking style (be FUNNY if it works for you), but dont let your style detract from your talkDont apologise!

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Be CONFIDENTPLAN the talk!PRACTICE it by yourself, thenPRESENT it to peers, family and the dogLISTEN to feedback ask for questions and take on constructive commentsFINESSE the talk and your style PRACTICE it more!PREPARE for potential questions

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Avoid the Common PitfallsToo many slidesPoor presentation material:Too much detail on slides (text, tables, figures)Inappropriate colour schemesToo many special effectsRunning out of time because you deviated away from your planned talk Not knowing your talk well enough

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au The audience is receptive and wants to hear your talkPrepare well and you can do it and do it well!Remember to have fun enjoy the moment

Summary!

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au 8Examples of things that could go wrong

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Things that go wrong:Too many slidesA good rule of thumb is 1 to 1.25 slides per minute so for a 15 minute talk, if you have more than 20 slides TOO MANY!If your presentation has more than this, reduce slides by focusing content to the key messages not by increasing the detail on each slide by reducing the font size!

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Things that go wrong:Too much text on a slide

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Things that go wrong Special effects that detract from your talkVisual bombardment by using too many different effects to introduce text, tables and figuresAudio bombardment by using too many and/or unnecessary sound effects

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Things that go wrong EffectsAvoid distracting emphasisAnd disappearanceLimit sound effectsDistracting or unreadable fonts for example.

Distracting or unreadable fonts

Font sized reduced so you can fit more words onto the page

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Things that go wrong: Overly complex diagrams

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Things that go wrong TablesToo much data, unreadable

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Things that go wrong GraphicsCluttered maps

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au 16Things that go wrong GraphicsGraphs-poor choice of colours, thin lines, no title, no legend, no axis

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Things that go wrong EffectsMake sure sounds and video clips play. Either embed the files into the presentation or include the files on one of your 2* copies of the presentation.* Bring at least 2 copies of the presentation along on separate storage medium in case one is compromised

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au

Things that go wrong ImagesBlurry Images

Generic clip art can look amateurish

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au

Format the size of the picture to ensure it fits within the slide

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au Images continued: Example of a good imageSimple effective messages

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au And Now

Time to prepare and PRACTICE!

GOOD LUCK

For additional assistance with presenting your technical paper please contact the AusIMM on 03 9658 6120 or conference@ausimm.com.au