Session : How To Do an Effective Presentation

  • Major points to consider
    • Attendance of all registered students is mandatory for all presentations. You must have a written release from an instructor to miss presentations.
    • Come prepared to fill the entire 50 minute class. You will be graded down for a short presentation.
    • Come prepared to demonstrate your visualization. I will ask others in the class to try them out. (FIrst week presenters are excused minor glitches in the visualization.)
    • There will be 360 degree evaluation of the projects. Every student will be asked to evaluate every project.
    • Oral presentation tips. Speak in an even, clear, relatively loud voice. Stand so that we can all see your presentation. The classroom is not ideal for controlling the presentations, but try not to look at the big screen. You should be able to control your presentation from your laptop.
    • Motivate your topic. Don't assume that we are familiar with it because we saw your mock-up. GIve a complete motivation.
    • Be sure to thoroughly discuss your methodology: statistical, graphical, information science--whatever you used to develop it.
    • Be sure to thoroughly discuss your data: you are expected to understand as much about your data sources as we have shown you about the ones we discussed in class
    • Walk through the visualization slowly. Give us a chance to understand it. Remember that it should stand on its own, so label everything.
    • When presenting your results, carefully relate your conclusion to the data that supported it.