Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds JON COPLEY: The most important thing, first of all, is to think about the audience.
Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds RUTH BARTLETT: I think it’s really important to remember–
Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds FILIPPO FAZI: –to choose the right words that you want to use when you’re presenting.
Skip to 0 minutes and 16 seconds DRAGANA MLADENOVIC: Whatever you do, try to keep your audience with you.
Skip to 0 minutes and 19 seconds LIZ CLUETT: Pick out the highlights and go with those.
Skip to 0 minutes and 21 seconds RUTH BARTLETT: To communicate your research back to the people who you’ve done the research with.
Skip to 0 minutes and 26 seconds WILL JENNINGS: To have a clear message that you want to communicate.
Skip to 0 minutes and 29 seconds DRAGANA MLADENOVIC: Try to maintain an eye contact.
Skip to 0 minutes and 32 seconds DAVID READ: Secondly, I would say, keep your slides relatively free of text.
Skip to 0 minutes and 35 seconds RUTH BARTLETT: In a way that anyone can understand.
Skip to 0 minutes and 37 seconds LIZ CLUETT: Concise is always better.
Skip to 0 minutes and 38 seconds DRAGANA MLADENOVIC: So be consistent. Be consistent when it comes to font, when it comes to layout. And definitely, less is more.
Skip to 0 minutes and 44 seconds WILL JENNINGS: Often with a research project, there are so many different findings and so many different nuances.
Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds LIZ CLUETT: People don’t want to sit there and be bored. They want the highlights.
Skip to 0 minutes and 52 seconds FILIPPO FAZI: And then it is very important, as a third point–
Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds DAVID READ: I would say practise in front of an audience.
Skip to 0 minutes and 58 seconds RUTH BARTLETT: So that might be, you know, communities and groups of people.
Skip to 1 minute and 1 second LIZ CLUETT: Because they can then ask questions.
Skip to 1 minute and 3 seconds FILIPPO FAZI: Be very effective with your time.
Skip to 1 minute and 4 seconds JON COPLEY: From that, you can then understand what knowledge they already have or don’t have about your topic.
Skip to 1 minute and 9 seconds DAVID READ: Then ask them to be sort of critically supportive or evaluative of what you’ve done.
Skip to 1 minute and 14 seconds LIZ CLUETT: And then, whatever you decide–
Skip to 1 minute and 15 seconds WILL JENNINGS: You need people to take away one takeaway message they’ll remember for the day, for the week, for the months ahead.
Skip to 1 minute and 22 seconds JON COPLEY: Then it will be effortless for them to absorb the information that you’re reporting.
Skip to 1 minute and 26 seconds FILIPPO FAZI: Say what you really need to say. Don’t dwell too much on detail. But at the end, people must say, oh wow, I really understood it. And that’s a great piece of work.
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