How to Prepare for and Present a Seminar (Including a ...

How to Prepare for and Present a Seminar (Including a ...

How to Prepare for and Present a Seminar (Including a Research Proposal) Diran Apelian Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Engineering Director, Metal Processing Institute WPI, Worcester, MA

Distinguished Visiting Professor Chemical Engineering and Materials Science - UC Davis Some Advicefor professional life OUTLINE

1. Power of communication 2. General and Specific rules in making a presentation 3. Q&A period 4. Research proposal Power of Effective Communications

Leadership Inspire colleagues Power of analysis and synthesis Simplify complex issues explain Recognition within organization OUTLINE

1. Power of communication 2. General and specific rules in making a presentation 3. Q&A period 4. Research proposal

REMEMBER. CONTENT DESIGN DELIVERY GENERAL RULES

1. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE GENERAL RULES 2. BE PREPARED - confidence - mechanical issues

- notes/no notes? GENERAL RULES 3. BE ON TIME - slides or no slides? - how many slides?

- remember: Effective is the key word GENERAL RULES 4. HAVE A MESSAGE HAVE A STORY TO TELL

(make sure it is clear to you!) PREMISE Knowledge and know-how determine how well off societies are vis a vis to other societies Education of engineers is critical to every nation to ensure the prosperity of their citizens

Standard of living hinges on our ability to educate a large number of sufficiently innovative engineers Follow the Money ! R&D spending fuels innovation Creation of wealth is related to a nations ability to make products that other nations want to purchase GENERAL RULES

5. TELL THE AUDIENCE WHAT YOU WILL DO DO IT TELL THEM WHAT YOU DID GENERAL RULES

6. NO COMMERCIALIZATION & GIVE CREDITS - co-authors - sponsors - slides borrowed - data

GENERAL RULES 7. LESS IS MORE (BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY) GENERAL RULES

8. NO JOKES - fine line between being entertaining and unprofessional USE PERSONAL STORIES THAT STRENGTHEN MESSAGE

GENERAL RULES 9. ENGAGE THE AUDIENCE CONNECT WITH THEM GENERAL RULES

10. BE EXCITED ABOUT THE SUBJECT; BE POSITIVE SPECIFIC SKILL SETS SPECIFIC SKILL SETS

1. DO NOT LOOK AT SLIDES/SCREEN LOOK AT THE AUDIENCE IMPORTANCE OF EYE CONTACT SPECIFIC SKILL SETS 2. ATTENTION SPAN OF AUDIENCE

(1/3rd RULE) DO NOT BARRAGE THEM WITH SLIDES SPECIFIC SKILL SETS 3. CLARITY - in writing

- in graphs and tables - color scheme - sentences vs bullets - photos - margins - movies

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION STEAM ENGINE MACHINE TOOLS TEXTILE MACHINERY STEAMSHIP STEEL INDUSTRY

RAILROADS COMMUNICATIONS TELEGRAPH ELECTRIC POWER CHEMICAL INDUSTRY WORLD POPULATION ESTIMATES

1700 1800 1900 1950 650 MILLION 900 MILLION

1.6 BILLION 2.5 BILLION The End of the Cold War Era USA the only remaining superpower Our Responsibilities ? Societal context?

RECYCLING/PACKAGING Is there a correlation here ... Or not! INNOVATION IS KEY Research is the transformation of

money into knowledge; Innovation is the transformation of knowledge into MONEY Geoffrey Nickelson, 3M SPECIFIC SKILL SETS

4. REUSE OUTLINE OUTLINE 1. Power of communication 2. General and Specific rules in making a presentation 3. Q&A period

4. Research proposal OUTLINE 1. Power of communication 2. General and Specific rules in making a presentation 3. Q&A period

4. Research proposal OUTLINE 1. Power of communication 2. General and Specific rules in making a presentation 3. Q&A period

4. Research proposal SPECIFIC SKILL SETS 5. PURPOSEFUL AND APPROPRIATE

REDUNDANCY SPECIFIC SKILL SETS 6. POSE QUESTIONS... AND THEN ANSWER

Successful Partnerships Between Academia and Industry CIEC- February 5, 2015- Palm Springs CA Diran Apelian Distinguished Visiting Professor UC Davis

Alcoa-Howmet professor of Engineering Metal Processing Institute WPI, Worcester, MA USA 01609 WHAT are the two most important assets of a successful corporation?

KNOWLEDGE PEOPLE WHAT are the two most important products of a successful consortium? KNOWLEDGE

PEOPLE www.wpi.edu/+mpi SPECIFIC SKILL SETS 7. EQUATIONS VS. WORDS

SPECIFIC SKILL SETS 8. HANDOUTS OR NO HANDOUTS? SPECIFIC SKILL SETS

9. CADENCE SPECIFIC SKILL SETS 10. VOICE, TONALITY, LOUD ENOUGH?

OUTLINE 1. Power of communication 2. General and Specific rules in making a presentation 3. Q&A period 4. Research proposal

Q & A: THIS IS WHEN YOU SHINE 1. 2. 3. 4.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

UNDERSTAND THE Q DID EVERYONE HEAR IT? BE HONEST NO YAWP! THINK OUT LOUD THANK PEOPLE FOR THE Q BUSINESS CARDS GET BACK TO THOSE WHO ASKED Q

SEED QUESTIONS SOMETIMES? DEBRIEF WITH YOURSELF HAVE FUN AND EXUDE ENTHUSIASM OUTLINE 1. Power of communication 2. General and Specific rules

in making a presentation 3. Q&A period 4. Research proposal RESEARCH PROPOSALS

ANSWER THE 3 Q WHY? (scientific gaps in knowledge base) WHAT? (methodology, experimental, deliverables, timetable, etc.)

SO WHAT? (Impact!) THANKA R YOU. GACI A

S. K S HUKRAN. M E Z RI. TAKTK. IA

FHARIESTO. A G R AI E. D A N K.

ARIGATO. XE X I. M A H LO E

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