Physics 210

Project Presentations

A prized virtue among researchers is the ability to give a good oral presentation in a short time. As you may already know, giving a short talk can often be more difficult than giving a longer speech since you must cover so much in what always seems an inadequate amount of time. Many people imagine that the solution is to speak quickly; however that is the worst possible course of action. Your emphasis should be upon slowly explaining your idea through diagrams, heuristics and (if absolutely necessary) the occasional equation. For reference, here are the key elements that should be considered when designing a 10-12 minute presentation:

(If you want to give A TRULY TERRIBLE TALK, here are some GUIDELINES.)
Nota bene: All presentation files must be placed in your own ~/public_html/p210/ directory and linked to your Personal Homepage there, no later than the night before you are to give your talk.   Do not send them as Email attachments!   We accept PowerPoint (.ppt), or Portable Document Format (.pdf) files only.   If you like, you can give a link to that URL on the Presentation Schedule page (see the bottom of the Web page).

Jess H. Brewer   -   Last modified: Tue Aug 31 10:55:30 PDT 2010