A long time ago in a conference room far, far away, speakers used to give their presentations using a slide projector. Before computers were easy to move around, the slide projector was the all-in-one machine used to put graphics on the screen during a presentation. You may have heard of the Kodak Slide Carousel. You may have even used one in a presentation or two. To use the carousel, the graphics the speaker wanted to show during the presentation were made into slides. Those slides were loaded into a wheel and as the wheel advanced, a new slide was projected on the screen.
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview a dynamic speaker who has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has performed an extremely TED talk, “Talk Nerdy to Me,” which has been watched by more than one million people (and counting). And today she joins us as a special guest to give you five tips for drastically improving your engineering presentations.
“No one can remember more than three points.” ~ Philip Crosby
Melissa Marshall is on a mission to transform how engineers and scientists present their work. She believes that even the best engineering designs and science research is destined to remain undiscovered unless it’s presented in a clear and compelling way that sparks innovation and drives adoption.
In the Take Action Today segment at the end of the show, Melissa gives two actionable pieces of advice to help you with your content and your slides.