76 workshop

Giving effective and interactive presentations

Tony Koppi
University of New South Wales, Australia

Elaine Pearson
University of Teesside, UK

The purpose of the workshop is to help presenters to get away from the ‘death-by-PowerPoint’ that so many of us are subjected to at conferences. A traditional approach seems to be to have as many slides as possible and to talk quickly in the short timeframe often allowed at conferences. Adopting a more educational approach based on learning and teaching principles (that presenters no doubt apply elsewhere) helps overcome the traditional transmission model so often used at conferences.

By considering a particular educational model (which is not prescriptive), objectives are to enable participants to consider their presentation style in relation to learning outcomes for both the presenter and attendees, and to engage the audience in acceptable, relevant and meaningful activities.