Raphael gave a practice talk at today's
meeting. Professor Burke has decided to hood Lucas at the coming
graduation, so Raphael will be substituting for Professor Burke at the
Or will Raphael be at the Graduation and Professor Burke at the conference?!
Burke called on me afterwards to give constructive criticism and pitted
me against Raphael Hunger Games style. The odds were certainly not in
my favor, but I had fortunately been taking notes and had a few
1. Avoid acronyms
2. Make sure items are large enough to be seen from the background
3. Use a sans seriff font to avoid curly characters
4. Don't shift around
5. Have a sense of humor, but don't be funny (no xkcd cartoons)
6. Practice the first few slides a lot of time to avoid hiccuping in the beginning
7. Practice often
that was about it. Number 5 was controversial because while xkcd
cartoons are amateurish, putting Spock and evil Spock onto a slide in a
careful way is classy.
Raphael managed to avoid all of
these and gave a great presentation. Hopefully I can sharpen my skills
up to his level quickly!