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Public speaking for academics – 10 tips

Public speaking for academics – 10 tips | Pedagogy |
Experts share rules of thumb from vocabulary and technology to handling difficult questions – and your own first-time nerves

Via Suvi Salo
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Great topics and comments on:


1) Vocabulary to use

2) Presentation strategy (eye contact, how to settle your nerves ...)

3) From reading your paper to bullet points

4) If icebreakers needed, must be relevant to the talk

5) Role of visuals

6) Know your audience (local culture etc.)

7) Practice (and never underestimate your audience)

8) Dealing with difficult questions (humour, sidelining, postponing, bouncing...)

9) Learn from others. What you liked and what you didn't?

10) Be passionate and confident about your presentation


Plus 7 recommended resources on the web (reshared below):


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Tips for Public Speaking

Tips for Public Speaking | Pedagogy |
Public Speaking things

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Mikko Hakala's insight:

Do you want to be a better public speaker? Here is a nicely comprehensive guide on five 'slides', with links to great tips on each of them.


1) Planning your talk

2) Designing the slides

3) Preparing

4) Delivering the talk

5) Reflecting after the event


You'll find discussions on issues like outlining your talk, how many slides to have, how to deal with nervousness etc. 


It's a well-structured, entertaining guide to become "an accomplished public speaker".


Bob Irving's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:51 AM

I'm one of the few who actually enjoys speaking in public. Some great tips here.

Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:41 AM

Good advice and tips for improving presentations.