Okay, so here's the first of those discussion points I alluded to in my last post. What are your tips for creating and 'performing' a good presentation?
I for one realise that my 'comfort blanket' reading from a written paper doesn't make for the most successful presentation, at least not from the audience's perspective. But, it does help to bolster my confidence by knowing that I won't forget any important points, get into a muddle with my slides, nor run out of time. It's a question of balance I think.
We were witness to a lot of very good presentations this week. What do you think worked well, and what do you plan to put into practice next time around?
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.