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From:Marilyn Wadsworth <> (by way of histonet)
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> Subject: Re: Presenting at histology conferences
> > Help!  Does anyone out there in Histo Land know of a written guide for
> > first time presentors?  I am contemplating giving a short lecture in Nov
> > 2000 at the annual Mohs conference in Denver.  Save for extreme stage
> > fright and no experience speaking to large groups of people I would just
> > plough through this challenge except I am one of those types who is never
> > too prepared for anything.  Any suggestions, ideas, etc would be
> > appreciated. Also how does one go about making overheads from notes?
> > Thanks in advance.
> Some hints:
> 1.	Every one gets nervous. Its normal. If you don't you are probably
> dead!!! Nerves also sharpen your performance.
> 2.	You can use several graphics programs like Powerpoint or Harvard
> Graphics. After composing your slides copy them to a disk and take
> them to your Illustrations department to convert them to slides. OR
> print them out on overhead transparency sheets.
> 3.	Keep the slides simple - max 7 lines. Graphs again simple - too
> many lines, numbers etc send people to sleep. Tables are probably
> best presented as graphs.
> 4.	Never use yellow writing on white or red writing on blue. Too hard
> to see.
> 5.	Make sure that you have a good conclusion slide. Hit them with a
> punch line.
> 6.	Watch your time, never talk too long.
> 7.	Remember, before you open your mouth take a deep breath, think " I
> can do this", and remember every one of your audience is your friend
> and feels as nervous as you. They hope you do well and they are
> thankful that it is not them that is up there behind the podium.
> Entertain them, never feel foolish and you will get there.

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