Presentation Skills

As part of our welcome to the WAR group sessions we are going to give a basic presentation skills talk sometime soon; don’t say “AM” or “OK” too much, don’t walk in front of the projector, don’t swear, projectile vomiting on the audience is not often appreciated and so on and so forth. Add your favourit presentation foobar in the comments.

I think the most important advice will have to be that if you only throw your presentation together 20mins before you have to give it then sometimes it will go well and sometimes it will be about 5 mins of good stuff and 35 minutes of insane ramblings. And at times like that its good to have a blackboard or whiteboard or even just acetates and markers to fall back on and drag yourself back to coherency , if not necessarily sanity. And if you are up there with all the insane ramblings and the no-way-out then its no good hoping that your phone will ring.

8 Responses to “Presentation Skills”

  1. Dan Sullivan Says:

    Sounds like a recent occurence.

  2. mgb Says:

    recent enough that I almost skipped lunch to go on the beer for the evening.

  3. Maria Says:

    I think we should go on the beer for the evening. And all be so hungover that there is no gandalf meeting tomorrow :P

  4. Dan Sullivan Says:

    I’m trying out poker tonight in the arena bar! If that’s a help.

  5. The Busy Engineer Says:

    How can you expect your phone to rescue you when you tried to get it off it’s tits but ended up killing it instead.

    http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=2057

  6. mgb Says:

    I lost my phone along the river bank at UL. If it happened to get wet along there then I wouldn’t know as it hasn’t been found.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Why the f*ck are you talking about presentation techniques? Have you found yet another f*cking reason to avoid doing proper work?

    Presentations are easy : do them if you can, if you can’t – who the f*ck cares, you’re probably better at more important things.

    Get back to f*cking work Mike, this amount of prevarication makes David O’Leary look like Winston Churchill. Now stop fannying around!

    I turn my back for one f*cking minute ….

    Is mise le meas

  8. mgb Says:

    Hmmm… I don’t think I’ll write that “so I am doing some lecturing this week” post after all.

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