March 16, 'Designing an effective presentation'

Richard McBride

Designing an effective presentation
In this talk, Dr. Richard McBride will introduce the assertion-evidence approach to design a presentation for a formal seminar. This style was advocated by Michael Alley in his 2003 book: "The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid" (http://www.writing.engr.psu.edu/csp.html ). Most of the book's points are translated into a PowerPoint presentation, which makes extensive use of Microsoft clip art and smart art features. Other presentation styles will also be discussed. Some random points that will help your next presentation:
See how Anscombe's quartet demonstrates the need to plot your data.
Learn why red-green color combinations should not be used in your graphics.
Learn which Dr. Suess book has the fewest words.
Learn about the global movement to ban Comic Sans typeface.