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Angkor Hospital for Children Faculty Development Course Organizing & Presenting a Successful Lecture

Angkor Hospital for Children Faculty Development Course

Organizing & Presenting a Successful Lecture

Why do we give lectures when:

Multiple studies show adults do not learn as much from lectures as we do from other teaching methods (discussions, case studies, chart reviews, hands on, etc.)

At best, we remember about 20% of what is presented because

They’re easy to create (or at least we believe them to be)

They’re portable

We can keep them on file and use them at short notice over and over again

Five Guidelines for Good Presentations

Focus on your objectives (or keep your goal in mind)

People will generally remember no more than 5 key points

Don’t leave it up to the audience to guess what the important points are

When organizing your presentation, start with the summary slide, the “take home” message. This allows you to organize/prioritize your lecture points.

A good educator makes knowledge easy to understand – don’t do a “knowledge-dump”

KISS – “Keep It Simple Stupid”

• KISS – “Keep It Simple Stupid” Rehearse • Giving an effective lecture takes practice

Rehearse

Giving an effective lecture takes practice

Lecture Outline

Introduction/ objectives

5 key points

Summary of key points

1-hour lectures prepared in 1 hour probably won’t go well!

Practice the timing of entire lecture and of each slide

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Your presentation should fill ~75% of allotted time

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Each slide should be shown for at least 10 seconds and generally for 2-3 minutes

Review your material well so that you don’t need to read from notes or slides – face your audience

Stage fright is a negative term for excitement – use that energy!

Nothing helps a presentation more than communicating passion and confidence

Make your slides clear, not distracting

Take time to orient the audience to a picture

Use other aids, not just PowerPoint – white board, object, demonstration, sound clips…

What makes a lecture good isn’t the visual aids, but the presenter’s ability to communicate with the audience. Even with great visual aids, a poor lecturer will fail. Spend time on the content, not the pictures.

Incorporate interaction in your presentation

While lectures are a less effective method of teaching, they can be improved by including interaction. Include as much of the audience as possible.

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me, and I understand.

Angkor Hospital for Children Faculty Development Course Organizing & Presenting a Successful Lecture

Angkor Hospital for Children Faculty Development Course

Organizing & Presenting a Successful Lecture

Examples: Questions, brainstorming, small group activity, demonstrations, role-playing, problem- solving, testing

Be entertaining

Motivate and gain your audience’s attention

No tapping, swaying, playing with keys, biting fingernails, wandering pointer…

Assignment

Prepare a 10-minute mini-lecture on your topic using the principles we discussed today

Next week, we will divide into two groups and you will present your mini-lecture

We will videotape your lecture

The following week, we will meet with you, view your lecture together, and discuss ways you can improve your lecture

Collins. “Giving a PowerPoint Presentation: The Art of Communicating Effectively.” RadioGraphics 24, 2004. pp1185–1192.

Angkor Hospital for Children Faculty Development Course 10-Minute Mini-Lecture Presentations

Angkor Hospital for Children Faculty Development Course

10-Minute Mini-Lecture Presentations

Objectives

Allow participants the chance to organize and present a mini-lecture

Evaluate whether the participants incorporate the five guidelines for successful presentations

Record a video for the participant so that they can observe themselves

Review with the participant the overall success of the presentation

Evaluation

A standard evaluation has been prepared

Workshop leaders should review the participant’s video to complete their evaluation

Methods Day of the presentation

The participants will be divided into groups of no greater than 4

The video picture should include the speaker and the entire screen

Participants are instructed to keep their presentations to 10 minutes

Time reminder cards will be shown at 5 minutes, 8 minutes (2 minutes left) and at the 10 minute marks

If the participant goes beyond 15 minutes, they will be cut off

Other participants can give some feedback to the speaker while the next participant is preparing their presentation

The workshop leaders won’t provide any specific comments at this time

The presentation (PowerPoint) should be collected from the participants for review as well.

Following the presentation

The individual workshop leader will review the participants’ videos and complete their evaluations

For our purposes, both Leakhena and David will review all the videos (8) and form one evaluation together

The workshop leaders then view the video together with each participant

Before offering any feedback or showing the evaluation, the workshop leader should ask the participant how they felt the presentation went – strengths and weaknesses

After discussing these things, the formal evaluation can be reviewed

Angkor Hospital for Children Faculty Development Course 10-Minute Mini-Lecture Evaluation

Angkor Hospital for Children Faculty Development Course

10-Minute Mini-Lecture Evaluation

Presenter:

Focus on objectives

Topic:

The material was useful/relevant

Good

Average

Needs Attention

The introduction was strong and motivating

Good

Average

Needs Attention

The objectives were presented clearly

Good

Average

Needs Attention

1-2 key points were presented

Yes

No

The points were simple and easy to understand

Good

Average

Needs Attention

The presenter summarized his key points well

Good

Average

Needs Attention

Rehearse

Slides were not too fast or too slow

Yes

No

The presentation fit within 10 minutes well

Yes

No

The presenter didn’t read from notes or slides

Good

Average

Needs Attention

The presenter spoke clearly (right speed and volume)

Good

Average

Needs Attention

The presenter faced the audience

Good

Average

Needs Attention

The presenter had enthusiasm and confidence

Good

Average

Needs Attention

Make slides clear, not distracting

The presenter oriented the audience to the slides

Good

Average

Needs Attention

The slides were clear, simple and not distracting

Good

Average

Needs Attention

Other presentation aids - white board, object, demonstration, sound clips?

Yes

No

Incorporate interaction in presentation

Included interaction - brainstorming, small group activity, role- playing, problem-solving, etc.

Yes

No

There was a time for question & answer

Yes

No

Be entertaining

The presenter kept my attention/engaging

Good

Average

Needs Attention

There were no distracting behaviors

Yes

No

Overall, the presentation was

Specific reviewer comments:

Excellent - Good - Average - Needs improvement

Reviewer/Date