This edition of GeekFeast is another eclectic mix of articles including tips on how not to be a boring academic, what we can learn from JFK and how to respond during a Q&A session.
Brad Phillips looks at the speech and shows how we can use it as a way to learn to be a more effective scriptwriter and public speaker.
THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION! NOT.
Tim Gordon has a bit of a bee in his bonnet about one particular standard response (“I’m glad you asked my that question”).
He discusses why it shouldn’t be used and what you should say instead.
There’s a Slide for That!
10 tips for academic talks
He gives tips and suggestions for academics (and non-academics) on how to present their ideas more effectively
The 5 secrets of great presentations
And finally, a very good Slideshare presentation by Arthur Sevenstern outlining the 5 secrets of great presentations: