GIS in Water Resources
Guidelines for Term Paper Oral Presentations
- You must have your material
presented using Powerpoint
- If you have animations
included in your Powerpoint, make sure that the additional files (e.g. .avi) are included with your Powerpoint
slides or they won’t be viewable in the classroom. Trying
to make fairly exotic connections to ArcGIS from Powerpoint
is difficult in the classroom so it is best to avoid that.
- Your powerpoint presentation should be in a file
named YourName.pptx (please use the newer powerpoint
2007 format). I must have your file
by 11AM on the day of your
presentation, as given at: http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/giswr2009/docs/termprojlist.htm
Please post your
presentation on your web site and email me the web address, or email me
the slide presentation itself, or bring the presentation by my office in
ECJ 8.612 on a memory stick. If
you put the presentation on your web site, be sure to ask somebody else to
view it and make sure that they can access it from an independent computer
than your own.
- You will have 10 minutes for your talk – 9 minutes
for the presentation and 1 minute for getting started and answering
questions. You must not go over time or you will be cut off
- Don’t spend too much time on
the introduction, one or two slides is enough, and then get to the heart
of what you want to say
- Think of the one concept or image or idea that
you want your audience to take away from your talk and arrange all your
material around that
- There is not time to say
everything important, only what is most
- Use pictures and diagrams
wherever possible, they are more effective than words on slides
- For slides with just words on
- Have a maximum of five bulleted points, four is
better than five.
- For each bulleted
point, have a maximum of 10 words, preferably 5 or 6 words, less is better than more
- Highlight in color the one or two key words in
each bulleted phrase
ok to be nervous, it means you are focused!
- Its ok for your presentation
to be a “progress report” of what you have done so far, and you can
indicate what still remains to be done before your paper is completed.
- I will send you by email an
evaluation of your presentation and a grade out of 10 points.
- Good luck!! I’m sure
your talk will be great!