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CairoUniversity MasterDegreein Seminar (STR 683)


FacultyOfEngineering StructuralEngineering

Objective: Toprovidebeginninggraduate
studentswith:
Seminar (STR 683) 1. Presentationskills.
Spring 2016-2017 2. Knowledgeofimportanttopicsinthefieldof
structuralengineering.Background
3. Graduatestudyenvironmentandapproach
fordegreecompletion. Pathway
Prof. Dr. Osman M. O. Ramadan
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Seminar (STR 683) CourseAssessment


Assessment:
IntendedLearningOutcomes(ILOs): Presentations:
Effectively prepare and confidently present Eachstudentgroup(35)willpresentone
engineering research papers in a skilled way. paperduringtheterm
Demonstrate awareness of a wide scope of ClassAttendance:
knowledge within the general area of structural Youmustattendatleast75%ofclasses
engineering. ClassDiscussion: beactiveinclass
Demonstrate awareness of the graduate study
environment.
Grades: A orF
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CoursePlan PresentationSubmission(1/2)
PresentationTopics(structuralengineering): SelectTopicandPaperFollowingLastSlide
Interestingproblemandsolution.MUSTbebased SubmitPaperorPaperAbstractinPDFFormat
onajournalpaperpublishedafterOctober2016. RenamePDFtobetheSameasthePaperTitle
JournalmusthaveThomsonReutersImpact (Youmayneedtoabbreviate/reduce)
Factor?
Youmustfinaliseyourchoicewithintwoweeks Sendto:omoramadan@yahoo.ca
submitpaperorabstractforreview/acceptance. withSubject:SeminarS2017
IShallNotifyYouwithMyAcceptance,and
Ifyousendthepresentationearly,youwill
AssignaGroupCodetoYourTeam,e.gG3.
getmycommentsbyemail.
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PresentationSubmission(2/2) MainPointsinPresentation1/2
AfterAcceptanceofTopicandPaper,Prepare
andSubmitFullPresentationPPT File. Objective(What?)
NameYourPresentationPPT FileasFollows, Problemaddressedandgoalsofwork.
Contributions/claims(Why?)
GN PaperTitle whereGN isyourgroupcode
Istherenewidea(s)?
Inthelastslide,writethefullnames ofyour Whichoneisthemostsignificant?
groupteaminArabic(asinregistrationpaper)
Research/DesignMethodology(How?)
GetReadyandIShallTellYouWhentoPresent. Supportforclaims:Theorems?Casestudies?
Experiments? Simulations?Questionnaires?

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MainPointsinPresentation2/2
Evidences/Proofs
Howdoesthisworkrelatetoprevious
research?
Whyareresultsconsideredreasonable?
Importance/Impact(SoWhat?Or
WhoCares?)
Prof. Dr. Osman M. O. Ramadan
ConclusionsandRecommendation
Structural Engineering Department
YourComment/Conclusion
Cairo University
Finalstatementorquestion.
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A. Context

A. Context
You, the audience, and the situation.
B. Contents Consider the type(s) of audience.
C. Preparation Think about the place/date/time/duration of
presentation.
D. Delivering
E. Visuals for Oral Presentations
F. General
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B. Contents (1/3) B. Contents (2/3)

INTRODUCTION Body of oral report


Topic, purpose, main contents. Use headings and visuals, and explain them.

relate the topic to audience; news; etc. Explain complex details clearly.

get the audience interested Speak clearly (not fast).


Stay organized and be aware of time.

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B. Contents (3/3) C. Preparation


- Write a script, practice with it, and
prepare an outline for quick reference.
Conclusions
- Write a script, practice with it and keep
Have a planned way to end your talk.
it around for quick reference during
Summarize, conclude (logically), and your talk.
have a final general comment. - Set up an outline of your talk, practice
with it, and bring it for reference.
- Write a script and read from it.
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D. Delivering (1/2) D. Delivering (2/2)

Common problems Common problems


Timing Gestures and posture: nervous hands flying,
Volume: speak louder distracting and comical slouching at the
Speed: speak a bit more slowly than podium and leaning at the wall.
you do in normal conversations. Verbal clutches: uh, you know, okay

All three result from poor preparation Silence is needed to process information.
and/or insufficient practice Verbal headings
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E. Visuals for Oral Presentations F. General


Use large text: No. of lines/slide
-Slides/Transparencies.
Use clear, large, colorful illustrations
- Posters.
Animations: sound
- Handouts.
moving/ flying texts or graphics
- Objects (e.g. samples).
Color scheme: avoid bad color choices
Make it big, simple, clear and consistent

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