Scientific presentations are challenging to make, especially for non-native speakers. This webinar discusses a strategy especially suited for non-native speakers: the assertion-evidence approach (http://www.assertion-evidence.com). This approach helps speakers overcome the weak defaults of PowerPoint’s defaults that pull down many presentations, especially those by non-native speakers. In this approach, speakers become more focused because they build their talks on succinct messages, not phrase headlines. Moreover, audiences comprehend more of the talk because the speakers support those messages with visual evidence. Also included in this webinar are specific tips for coming up with spoken words and for handling questions.
Before attending this webinar, attendees are asked to view the first film on www.assertion-evidence.com: “PowerPoint’s defaults are weak” (only 5 minutes).
As an optional assignment, participants are encouraged to download a template from http://www.assertion-evidence.com/templates.html and create a couple of slides for their next scientific or engineering presentation.