Your presentation needs to be in your own words.
If you take a quote from somewhere, then you need to give reference where it is due. Your presentation will be 5-7 minutes in length total -
practice the length carefully!
Speaker Guidelines A quote:
Practice, practice, practice! Practice in front of others. Practice in front of a mirror. Time your talk to be sure it fits into the time frame allotted. Use visual aids if they help make the talk clearer. Be sure to go very slowly since others will not have seen the material before. Do not flip through slides or transparencies quickly - instead, leave them up for a while to give the audience a chance to read them and let the material sink in.
Your presentation should include the following:
Introduction Your introduction must explain what your final
project is about, why it is important, why
you chose it and what you learned from it,
and summarize the contents of the rest of the presentation [some of this
may be part of the conclusion instead].
Body of the Talk Most of you won't have time to address everything
that is in your paper, so you will have to pick and choose what to focus
on. Be sure to include some significant mathematics or statistics in
Conclusion This might also contain questions / ideas for further exploration, or briefly summarize what else you did in your paper.
Answering Questions What do you do if someone asks you a question
you do not know the answer to?
Take your time.
Don't allow yourself to be rushed. If you need to stop and think about a
question, stop and think.
Don't feel obligated to answer.
The last thing you want is to have your name associated with inaccurate
information. If you don't have an opinion on a topic, don't try to invent one.
Some possible ways to respond, in this case:
That is a very interesting question...
Don't confuse a request
for information as a request for a complete answer. Try to give some
relevant information. Sometimes you might have thought about a related
issue - if so, say so and relate your answer to what you do know.
Dr. Sarah will try to help when she can too!