OOoCon Presenting

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Presenting at the Conference

Few simple tips for better presentations


  • Not everyone speaks to an audience easily
  • Or has much experience
  • Or is native English speaker
  • Therefore some simple tips that may help

  • Not every item might be equally relevant for every room, presentation
  • Presentations with extensive advice are available all over the net; here we just aim to give basic tips


  • Before you start: check the microphone
  • Ask someone else: is the volume OK?
  • What distance to your mouth is best?
  • Microphone broken? Ask the organisation!
  • Beginning your presentation
  • Ask the audience if they can hear you
  • During the presentation
  • Mind volume and distance


  • Where do you stand?
  • Can people still see your slides?
  • Can all people see you?
  • Can you see the audience?


  • Try to speak in the direction of the audience
  • Try to look at various parts of the hall/room/group of people
  • If you do not want to look at people straightly, you can look just over the heads

Slides – general

  • Better is more slides with less info on a slide
  • Do not read out your slides word for word - your audience can read :-)

Slides – technical presentations

  • Little info/text often is no option
  • Exact information is useful
  • And needed for reading afterwards
  • What can be done though:
  • enlarging or highlighting part of the text
  • add slides with highlights / summary

Answering questions

  • Repeat the question, so that all attendees know what is asked
  • Try to answer to the whole audience

Help from colleagues

  • There are always colleagues around
  • Ask one to help
  • To bring the microphone to someone with a question
  • ...
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