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					How to Give a Lecture



   Marianne Guschwan, M.D.
    NYU and Bellevue Hospital
    Susan F. Tapert, Ph.D.
    UCSD and VA San Diego

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       Acknowledgements:

·   Alcohol Medical Scholars Program
    and
·   Marc A. Schuckit, M.D.
    UCSD and VA San Diego


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How to Develop a Lecture

   Preparation
   Delivery
   How to handle questions
   Emergencies
   Make and using PowerPoint
    presentations

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              Preparation

   Audience
   Know material
   Overall goal
   Outline
   Visual aids
   Practice, Practice, Practice!

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                 Delivery

   Arrive early
   Pass out outline or slide copy
   Stand and deliver!
   Begin with 3 - 5 major points
   Remind and review

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                   Delivery

   Maintain eye contact
   Use time outs
   Use your personality style to engage
    the audience
   Closing
   Watch the clock
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How to Handle Questions



   Re-state the question
   Hostile questions
   Long and rambling questions



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       Emergencies


   Slides are not available

   Utilize your outline

   Check out the room


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            Summary

   Prepare
   Delivery
   Questions
   Emergencies
   Learn more about slide preparation


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   Making and Using
PowerPoint Presentations


       Software

       Equipment

       Utilize web resources



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         Pros & Cons

     +                                                -
May cost less                          Failed equipment
Make changes                            Changing slides
Can animate                                Can animate
     +                                                -



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PowerPoint Software

   Presentation templates
   Slide layouts
   Text: colors & fonts
   Views: master slide
   Footers
   Graphics: figures, drawings
   Animation
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                          Fonts

   This font contains serifs (“Times”)
   So does this one (“Garamond”)
   This font doesn’t contain serifs
   Neither does this font (“Arial”)

   Which do you think are easier to read?


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     Text Colors

         White on Blue

        Black on White

         Pink on Purple

Black on Textured background

      Black on Orange

   Green on Red Gradient
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 Projection Equipment
• Lumens
  • Very bright (>1000)-can leave lights on
  • Pretty good (600-1000)
  • Not good (500-600)
• Resolution
  • Fair: SVGA (800 x 600)
  • Better: XGA (1024 x 768)
  • Best: SXGA (1280 x 1024)
• Portability
• Changing slides - use a mouse!
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         Plugging It All In

1. Position laptop & projector
2. Plug power into laptop & projector
3. Attach cable to laptop & projector
4. Turn projector on
5. Boot up laptop
6. May need to hit Function-F8 on laptop
7. Open presentation
8. Adjust image as needed
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           Web Resources

   AMSP
    • www.alcoholmedicalscholars.org

   NIDA
    • www.nida.nih.gov

   NIAAA
    • www.niaaa.nih.gov
   Neat graphics
    • www.corbis.com
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       Summary


   Prepare
   Delivery
   Questions
   Emergencies
   Slide preparation

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