BTW, let me add that right after your question you make a comment about communicating information.
This is why most presentations are a waste of time.
They are wastes of time as long as many presenters see themselves as information ambassadors or messengers. Furthermore, they expect the audience to get it. They don’t give context, purpose, or meaning to their information. Information is not good for use, without context and purpose. Just think for a moment. Did you know that the expert presenter can do what they seek for and what they know best, and they can pull it off. I’m sure you heard about this. Until you are the expert, it’s safer for you to work the easier way. Far be it from me to say that a presentation can’t be good if it consists of paragraphed text which the presenter just reads. It requires far more skill from the presenter to keep the talk interesting and not lose their audience. That is interesting right? Is going to give a better presentation with that, This can be part of the reason why general advice Therefore in case you are very good.
Not reading slides gives you freedom in pacing and managing your presentation in real time. By the way I can’t understand as fast, and definitely not when someone is talking about something else, I can read the words faster than the speaker talks. Nonetheless, almost the talks I attended were in English while I’m not a native English speaker. Certainly, the speaker usually have a monotonous voice and no contact with the audience, when reading from slides or from notes. Needless to say, that experience made me rethink my prejudice against speakers who read out of the slides.
When someone projects text and later reads it, the counterproductive effect on the audience, I’m almost sure I get the impression that he doesn’t know it very well.
You can leaf from side to side to remember bits you forgot.
The thing with books is you can blaze through the easy parts and slow down on the hard bits. Eventually, you control the information stream, and the text is prepared with this assumption. Highly technical information and tons of facts can be absorbed by the recipient looking at written or visual materials at their own pace. Relating the gist and concepts, or providing a framework the recipient can use to organize the information they subsequently read on their own.
Slides become the presenter and the human just their A/V aid as an annoying soundtrack, So in case a human presenter is simply reading the slides to the audience.
What is the human adding to the process?
The biggest value provided by a human presenter is the human interaction. Another question isSo the question is this. Why not simply have an automated slide show, or even one with a recorded soundtrack if the recitation aloud is so important? Lots of info can be found easily online. Likewise for presentations I’ve given and how well they have been received. They are making two depending on my experience, in my field, I actually try to avoid slide readings since I have personally seen it to be a poor choice. Presentations I enjoy, especially if we adjust for topic, are overwhelmingly ones with free form talking and minimal slide reading. You should remeber that the results above refer to multimedia presentations, those that include graphics. Presentations that do not include graphics may benefit from redundant spokenwritten text. Nevertheless, if any of these situations apply is will be very contextual. While reading skill can be an important issue and something that you can not simply presume exists, at a major international conference with attendees from throughout the world. Now look. Therefore the current study used a ‘within subjects’ approach to examine whether exposure to both redundant text and non redundant text multimedia presentations improved learners’ metacognitive judgments about presentation styles that promote better understanding, unlike previous studies in which learners were only exposed to a single multimedia design. By the way, the Redundant presentation produced highest perceived understanding and engagement ratings, results demonstrate that Complementary and Sparse presentations produced highest overall performance on the final comprehension assessment.
Research on metacognition has consistently demonstrated that learners can not endorse instructional designs that produce benefits to memory, and often prefer designs that actually impair comprehension. Learners watched presentation pairs of either Redundant + Complementary, or Redundant + Sparse. Therefore this makes the talk harder to follow and makes it a lot more likely for the audience to zone out. So, we speak faster and with less intonation changes than when speaking directly, when reading out loud. There’re a lot of mediums and methods to convey information. Now pay attention please. Every has strengths and weaknesses for different kinds of information, and a role to play. Also, this ability to improvise, however, is also a skill and if there were loads of poor improvisers, the advice a lot of terrible but meticulously prepared talks and an ideal portion of those are the ones by slide readers, as it happens. Thence we just can not see many bad improvisations. Generally, for more information on key concepts of multimedia learning, see The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning.
Practice of someone present for the main task of reciting material displayed on slides is even ‘counter productive’.
The bad thing about ‘textrich’ slides crop up when the presenter does not simply read them verbatim.
So it is very easy to get confused, you as a listener have to chose between listening and reading. Usually, have so expand any one vocally. Main point is that you don’t put EVERYTHING you look for to say on the slides and read word for word and nothing else. So audience is different in any example, as is the presenter. Hundreds of the answers we have from the presenter’s point, that is the usual selfish way presenters go about boring their audiences.
When a car salesman is doing his thing he is giving a presentation.
There ain’t, and I know this from having taught the subject in the real world for 6 years.
What do there’s a ‘one size fits all’ rule for giving a presentation. You should do the opposite. However, when a magician is doing her thing she is giving a presentation. By the way I am not convinced anymore that it’s general good advice to not read from the slides. Needless to say, why do people think it’s this bad idea?
While tapping into their attention, receptiveness, and emotions to get them involved and invested in the material, the role in which a human presenter can uniquely contribute is to engage the audience. Rather than reading and providing audio for the slides, focusing on and talking to the people comprising the audience, That’s done through the human connection, using rapport, conversational language, vocal cues, body language, movement, animation and excitement, adding tidbits of interest. There’re always two purposes in any presentation. Let me say that again. Examples I gave above should make that clear. Of course ask yourself, as part of your preparation process two questions. Kind of presentation you give depends on the audience. Nonetheless, for the most part there’s no onesizefitsall rule as long as there is no ‘onesizefitsall’ audience.
So you can focus on being persuasive the audience can focus on you,, that works significantly better when people aren’t distracted, Therefore if you’re doing best in order to persuade after that, it’s best not to have a bunch of info on the slides.
Reading off the slides if you’re just updating on can not speak the conference language or their knowledge of the field of their presentation isn’t good. People tend to pay attention less when someone ain’t engaging the audience. You should take it into account. People look down or away and don’t make eye contact with the audience, when reading slides. That’s where it starts getting very intriguing, right? It’s psychological. On top of that, the audience does not get the psychological cue that somebody is talking to me and gets distracted more easily.
While reading slides can be helpful if you have an audience that struggles with the language you are presenting in or has problems with low literacy despite natively speaking the language of the presentation, expanding on jf328’s answer.
Yet, it was one of my favorite talks of the conference, and for me it was clean, clear, and easy to follow despite the fact that the material was completely new to me.
He was literally reading his slides verbatim, and every of his slides was packed full with long sentences.i went to a conference late last year where a speaker did exactly the opposite of this advice.
Research in the field of multimedia learning suggests that in most cases, people learn more deeply from graphics and narration than from graphics, narration, and onscreen text. So it’s known as the redundancy principle. It’s hard for the presenter to just slow down on the hard parts, everyone will find an entirely different part difficult. On top of this, in a slideshow, you don’t control the slides. For instance, well, I’d say in case you need extra time for a given slide. So if you need to have understood that slide to follow subsequent slides. Then, in pure math, though, you often have a lot notation, definitions and complicated lemmata that it’s very almost impossible to keep the slides clean. Does it work? Try it again and again to see if the reason it worked wasn’t luck something else, So in case so. You see, part of learning is copying the teacher. If you sucked at presenting it could cost you dearly, the situations were real and oftentimes matters of life and death or stability of the state. There’s no other way.
Besides, the path to presentation excellence is through trial and error.
You will have to explore and find your favourite style that fits the particular audience to which you are presenting, Therefore in case it doesn’t work.
The next month you give a presentation, do what you saw last time.
By the way, before I forget, what worked therefore, won’t work now. In Ancient Greece and Rome, students spent years practicing the art of debate and presentation, and later went out in public to persuade others. Why? In all good ‘slide talks’ I have attended, the slides had very sparse, concrete and specific information that was complemented by the speaker’s speech. You might seek for to have a Twitter account and follow particular researchers/professors who work in machine learning. People you might need to follow really depend on your area of interest. I’m sure you heard about this. Remember that the terms machine learning, data mining, knowledge discovery in data bases, data science are sometimes used interchangeably. Just like we normally give an outline of the entire talk at the start of the presentation to And so it’s bad to read off the slides is really a question of whether Undoubtedly it’s bad to read off slides for your particular audience. People usually get bored by someone reading to them. Basically the OP belongs to what I believe is a special class of listeners. It ain’t useful to simply dispense it in their direction, The recipient needs to look for to acquire the information. That applies to any information, including technical content.
As I said above, look, there’s a fundamental reason why slide readings will necessarily be worse than their closest relative, the audiobook and the written book. I am sure that the bottom line. Some may take things in best by reading, some through engaging talks. Different people have different preferred ways to absorb information. That said, it sounds as if OP may fall into the first camp. We could probably dispense with talks and just read every others’ papers, followed by a QA session, I’d say in case all were identical. Of course they have been not much slides a kind of subtitle, Therefore in case the presenter simply read exactly the contents of his slides. On the presentation that you liked a lot.