Giving an Effective Lecture: Making Your Next Teaching

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Health Science, Rheumatology
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Giving an Effective Lecture: Making Your Next Teaching Presentation Better Andy Fine, MD, FACP [email protected] 303-388-4500 cell

Goals/ objectives • The goals of this presentation will be to convince you that you need effective presentation skills, teach you some effective public speaking skills, and motivate you to work on these skills. • We will review tips and model behaviors that will enable you to make your next presentation go better

Objectives • Organize a teaching presentation with special emphasis on an effective opening and strong closing • Demonstrate/model helpful presentation techniques • Create and deliver presentations more effectively • Constructively criticize the future presentations of others when you listen to them

Session Overview • Didactic Presentation interweaved with small group breakouts • Presenting yourself • Multimedia tricks • Top 10 tips for successful presentations • The secret of life

Improving Your Presentations • Why do physicians need skills in public speaking? • Can we improve our skills in public speaking?

Presenting Yourself and Your Credentials • Opening slide • e-mail address • Written introduction for host

PowerPoint Survey Most Annoying • Speaker reading slides 60% • Text too small 51% • Having the slides typed out in completely full sentences. 48% • Hard to see colors 37% • Overly complex charts 22% • Moving /flying text 24%

Don’t let the slides take away from y • Major Criteria • Patient – F ≥ 39 for ≥ 7d – Quotidien fever (evenings) – Arthralgias or arthritis ≥ 2 weeks – Arthralgias for several weeks – Characteristic rash – Transient pink rash on – Leukocytosis (≥ 10000, ≥ 80% granulocytes) torso associated with fever • Minor Criteria – Leukocytosis (WBCs – Sore throat 54000, predominant – Recent lymphadenopathy neutrophils) – Hepato- or splenomegaly – Abnl LFTs (esp. transaminases and –LDH) Sore throat – Neg. (or low titer)ANA and RF – Cervical LAD • Exclusion: Malignancy, Infection, other – CTD Mild SM on CT scan – Mild transaminitis – Neg ANA and RF – Ferritin 762

PowerPoint Basics Headings 36-40 Point Type • Use preferably 32 (this!) text point type ….smallest recommended: 24 (this!) • this is 28

• Use Arial • Times New Roman harder to read from the back of room

UPPERCASE vs. Mixed Case • IT WILL TAKE THE AUDIENCE LONGER TO READ SLIDES THAT ARE ALL UPPER CASE • Instead use only uppercase to EMPHASIZE specific text • Better still use bold or color instead

AV Issues Insider Tips • Don’t have pagers/phones on (even in silent mode) with a lavaliere mike • Mike Position: 2 fists below chin • Keep mike close to center • Watch interference from scarf or hair

Top Ten Tips Number 10 • 10. Meet the needs of the audience • So what? • Who cares? • What’s in it for me?

9. Have a clear purpose • what goals do you wish to accomplish

• difference between subject, title, and purpose

8. Organize the presentation • opening statement • limited number of points • strong closing • graceful exit • let me summarize the key points • a question I am often asked….

7. Eliminate unnecessary information • 6. Don’t go overtime • 5. Concentrate on delivery: • face the audience • change your voice inflection • slow down • use pauses • no lazers!

4. Make it a performance • smile • enthusiasm • hand gestures ● tell a story • Use videos/ pictures

It’s not what you say but how you say it What gets communicated

7% words 38% voice 55% Body Language

What you remember • Listen 5% • Read 10% • Lecture and slides 20% • Discussion 50% • Practice 75%

The Secret of Life • Do the things you really want to do

• Be with the people you care about

3.Take the edge off of nervousness • most anxiety doesn’t show • comfortable posture • voice • eye contact • be prepared

Top Two Tips • 2. Be funny Joke about yourself not others

• 1. Practice, Practice, Practice

After Each Presentation Create a Chart What Went Well: 1) Opening hook 2) Enthusiastic 3) Hand gestures Areas to improve: 1) Slow down 2) Smile 3) Repeat questions

Presentation Goals • Get your buy-in • Teach tips to improve your future presentations • Motivate you to work on improving these skills • Demonstrate these skills • Improve your constructive critiques of colleagues

If You Remember Only 3 things…. • Organize the presentation • Make it a performance • Your presentation skills, are as important as your message

Practice • Out loud, in front of mirror, or to a friend • The more you practice the better you’ll be

If You Remember Only 3 things…. • Organize the presentation • Make it a performance • Your presentation skills, are as important as your message

You best teacher • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

To finish, here is a quick exercise: think of the best teacher you have ever known. Perhaps someone from your professional education, or perhaps a high school or primary school teacher, a music teacher, or sports coach! What was it that made this teacher outstanding? Most health professionals cite from the following list of characteristics: ◆ patience; ◆ respect; ◆ humor; ◆ compassion; ◆ feedback; ◆ interaction; ◆ authority and engagement; ◆ enthusiasm and encouragement; ◆ awareness of teaching moments; ◆ emphasis on learning from mistakes; ◆ balance between discipline and enjoyment; ◆ concern with process and perspective, not just content; ◆ commitment to, and confidence in, the learner’s experience

Gratitude To The Unknown Instructors What they undertook to do They brought to pass; All things hang like a drop of dew Upon a blade of grass. William Butler Yeats

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