Presentation by Chris O'Brien, of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (Bay of Bengal LME project) during the science to communication workshop in the 8th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference.
Why text, graphs and tables don’t translate easily from pub to talk:
Narrow (specialist) vs broad and variable audience
You want people to listen to presentation not read
Concepts and conclusions in a paragraph become a dot point
Time is very precious in talk and slides need to be understood in ≤4 sec
Slides need to be visible at great distances not arm’s length
Detail needs to be simplified – listener can’t go back to get it
Structure of paper and presentation very different – in talk you stress the need and the conclusion with very few or no methods and limited detail of findings
Ok, now it is action time again .
Can you see the 3 bus stops
Run and stand as bus is about to start.
Once you are there.
I will tell you what's next….
Ok welcome to bus stop.
In each bus stop you see a question
As a group discuss and in point provide many bullet point answers as possible
You have 3 minutes
Ok now move clock wise and add more points in the next bus stop
Whistle blows again