How to Give Strong Technical Presentations
Presentations can be a great way to concisely communicate
technical work to an audience and are an important tool in decision making.
Unfortunately, many presentations fall far short of this goal and create an
audience of email-checking laptop users. The good news is that, just like any
technical discipline, one can actually learn how to create effective and
attractive presentations based on principles and rules that are presented in
This course covers all aspects of delivering strong
presentations. I explain common mistakes, what works and what does not, and
why. Then I discuss structure and content, how to explain well, as well as a
set of fundamental principles from graphic design that make slides communicate
effectively. These principles also apply to the presentation and visualization
of data which is covered in some detail. Finally, I give some useful tips on
the use of Powerpoint that simplify the creation of strong presentations.
Wherever possible I illustrate by example and present the
material in a way to make it immediately applicable. The goal is to provide the
knowledge that enables the participants, whether beginner or experienced
presenter, to further improve their presentation skills and hence their impact
whenever they step in front of an audience.
Time: 17:15-19:00 (27.9, 28.9., 4.10, 5.10.)
Place: CAB G11
Time: 17:15-19:00 (23.9, 24.9., 30.9, 1.10.)
Place: CAB G11