LJ Chiu Imagine Cup Tips

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Published on November 19, 2007

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Imagine Cup explanation, hints and tips from LJ Chiu, Developer Evangelist from Microsoft Taiwan.

Presentation T ips 邱立榕 LJ Chiu 台灣微軟技術推廣專員 Academic Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Taiwan Imagine Cup Finalist (2004, 2005), Microsoft MVP 2006, Microsoft Student Ambassador

ONE WORLD. UNLIMITED POSSIBILLITIES.

ONE WORLD. UNLIMITED POSSIBILLITIES. Top young minds from around the globe solve the world’s toughest problems Use the power of technology to change the world Innovate, create, and show the world what you’ve got

Top young minds from around the globe

solve the world’s toughest problems

Use the power of technology to change the world

Innovate, create, and show the world what you’ve got

WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU?

WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU? Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all Use technology to improve education around the world You get to decide how technology can help solve this important problem

Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all

Use technology to improve education around the world

You get to decide how technology can help solve this important problem

NINE WAYS TO STEP UP. The Imagine Cup started four years ago More than 100,000 students from more than 100 countries have competed More students than ever will be looking for victory in the nine competitions

The Imagine Cup started four years ago

More than 100,000 students from more than 100 countries have competed

More students than ever will be looking for victory in the nine competitions

NINE WAYS TO STEP UP.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS Software Design Embedded Development Web Development

Software Design

Embedded Development

Web Development

Fuse your creativity with your technology know-how Apply your genius toward innovating usable software applications Conceive, test, and build your ideas into real applications that can change the world Software Design SOFTWARE DESIGN

Fuse your creativity with your technology know-how

Apply your genius toward innovating usable software applications

Conceive, test, and build your ideas into real applications that can change the world

Unleash your creativity by developing your own computer-based system Use the Windows Embedded platform together with hardware Build your own innovative device to solve our planet’s toughest problems EMBEDDED DEVELOPMENT

Unleash your creativity by developing your own computer-based system

Use the Windows Embedded platform together with hardware

Build your own innovative device to solve our planet’s toughest problems

Today’s sites are using technology in ways never thought possible How can you make a user’s online experience even more powerful? Take full advantage of the possibilities only the Web can offer WEB DEVELOPMENT

Today’s sites are using technology in ways never thought possible

How can you make a user’s online experience even more powerful?

Take full advantage of the possibilities only the Web can offer

SKILLS CHALLENGES Project Hoshimi - Programming Battle IT Challenge Algorithm

Project Hoshimi - Programming Battle

IT Challenge

Algorithm

Save a person, a city, or even a nation from certain peril See who has the fastest program to save the day The results play out in a real-time 3-D environment Software Design PROJECT HOSHIMI- PROGRAMMING BATTLE

Save a person, a city, or even a nation from certain peril

See who has the fastest program to save the day

The results play out in a real-time 3-D environment

You have a base set of tools and techniques Work through custom needs and configurations Demonstrate proficiency in the science of networks, databases, and servers Software Design IT CHALLENGE

You have a base set of tools and techniques

Work through custom needs and configurations

Demonstrate proficiency in the science of networks, databases, and servers

DIGITAL ARTS Short Film Interface Designer Photography

Short Film

Interface Designer

Photography

Photography has allowed us to capture an emotions and reflect on our past Submit photos that capture your take on this year’s theme and the world around Software Design PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography has allowed us to capture an emotions and reflect on our past

Submit photos that capture your take on this year’s theme and the world around

Share your unique perspective on the Imagine Cup theme Explore the art and science of telling a story, using the latest technology Move an audience Software Design SHORT FILM

Share your unique perspective on the Imagine Cup theme

Explore the art and science of telling a story, using the latest technology

Move an audience

Creativity and usability come together Create a functional, compelling, forward-thinking user interface Envision an application and connect it to the theme of the Imagine Cup Software Design ALGORITHM

Creativity and usability come together

Create a functional, compelling, forward-thinking user interface

Envision an application and connect it to the theme of the Imagine Cup

YOU WIN. WE ALL WIN. Give your ideas exposure, make critical contacts Score an all-expense paid trip to Seoul, Korea, and some great cash prizes It doesn’t get any better than that

Give your ideas exposure, make critical contacts

Score an all-expense paid trip to Seoul, Korea, and some great cash prizes

It doesn’t get any better than that

YOU WIN. WE ALL WIN.

S tructuring Your Presentation Chronological Least important to most important Build on top of the basic idea Group like topics

Chronological

Least important to most important

Build on top of the basic idea

Group like topics

Preparing Your S lides – Overall Design Focus – Use only few slides Always has an outline or agenda Title your slides Make good use of the graphics Use keywords only (Use the Notes section) Use “your” logo

Focus – Use only few slides

Always has an outline or agenda

Title your slides

Make good use of the graphics

Use keywords only (Use the Notes section)

Use “your” logo

Preparing Your S lides – Visual Elements Use simple, clear yet catching visuals Make use of contrast wisely

Use simple, clear yet catching visuals

Make use of contrast wisely

Preparing Your S lides – Visual Elements Place graphics in a similar location Make use of the readily available resources (clip art, gallery, SmartArt, graphics and charts) Graphics should make a key concept clearer

Place graphics in a similar location

Make use of the readily available resources (clip art, gallery, SmartArt, graphics and charts)

Graphics should make a key concept clearer

Preparing Your S lides – Text Don’t use too many text No more than 6 bullets No more than 7 words each Use appropriate font size 32 above for titles (Arial) 24-32 for body (Arial) Make use of font size variation for emphasis Use consistent font Use color that stands out from the background

Don’t use too many text

No more than 6 bullets

No more than 7 words each

Use appropriate font size

32 above for titles (Arial)

24-32 for body (Arial)

Make use of font size variation for emphasis

Use consistent font

Use color that stands out from the background

Preparing Your S lides – Text Use readable fonts TrueType vs Type1 vs Bitmap ClearType

Use readable fonts

TrueType vs Type1 vs Bitmap

ClearType

Preparing Your S lides – Numbers Don’t use too many numbers (don’t go beyond 7) One number per sentence Don’t make your numbers too precise “ Anticipated Revenues of $660,101.83” “ The Break Even Point is 1048.17 units”

Don’t use too many numbers (don’t go beyond 7)

One number per sentence

Don’t make your numbers too precise

“ Anticipated Revenues of $660,101.83”

“ The Break Even Point is 1048.17 units”

Preparing Your S lides – Statistics Use the same scale Compare things of the unit “ Microsoft spent 7 billion USD on R&D every year, while Google spent 5% of their revenue on the other hand” Cite your source

Use the same scale

Compare things of the unit

“ Microsoft spent 7 billion USD on R&D every year, while Google spent 5% of their revenue on the other hand”

Cite your source

Preparing Your S lides – Charts Label your charts Use creative ways to present your data

Label your charts

Use creative ways to present your data

Preparing Your S lides – Background Never use distracting background Dark color background is better for viewing Projector makes things appear paler Use consistent style

Never use distracting background

Dark color background is better for viewing

Projector makes things appear paler

Use consistent style

Preparing Your P resentation– Timing Time yourself beforehand Do not spent too much time on one slide (no more than 3 minutes) Always check if you are on time End on time

Time yourself beforehand

Do not spent too much time on one slide (no more than 3 minutes)

Always check if you are on time

End on time

Preparing Your P resentation– Posture Do not slouch Dress up accordingly Use your hands accordingly Watch your mannerism

Do not slouch

Dress up accordingly

Use your hands accordingly

Watch your mannerism

Preparing Your P resentation– Posture Do not slouch Use your hands accordingly Watch your mannerism Practice in front of a mirror

Do not slouch

Use your hands accordingly

Watch your mannerism

Practice in front of a mirror

Preparing Your P resentation– Contents Use cue cards Run through your presentation more than once Review your slides before you start Do NOT memorieze Remember the flow of idea and not the exact word or phrase

Use cue cards

Run through your presentation more than once

Review your slides before you start

Do NOT memorieze

Remember the flow of idea and not the exact word or phrase

D elivering Your Presentation – Before you begin Arrive at the venue earlier Dress up accordingly Turn off your mobile phone Handouts Prepare handouts for your audience Prepare more than enough copies Hand them out before the talk

Arrive at the venue earlier

Dress up accordingly

Turn off your mobile phone

Handouts

Prepare handouts for your audience

Prepare more than enough copies

Hand them out before the talk

D elivering Your Presentation– Opening Introduce yourself properly Prepare for a strong opening Begin by introducing the problem or the topic Present the outline Just right ahead into the topic

Introduce yourself properly

Prepare for a strong opening

Begin by introducing the problem or the topic

Present the outline

Just right ahead into the topic

D elivering Your Presentation– Speaking Speak at a moderate speed Project your voice Speak clearly and distinctively Repeat important points Make use of Pauses Do not read from the slide

Speak at a moderate speed

Project your voice

Speak clearly and distinctively

Repeat important points

Make use of Pauses

Do not read from the slide

D elivering Your Presentation – Body Language Maintain eye contact Use natural gesture Don’t turn your back to the audience Avoid looking at your notes for too long Don’t hide, present yourself

Maintain eye contact

Use natural gesture

Don’t turn your back to the audience

Avoid looking at your notes for too long

Don’t hide, present yourself

D elivering Your Presentation – Demeanor Show enthusiasm Interact with your audience Focus It’s ok to forget a point or two What can you do when you lost track? Ask questions. Pause Recap

Show enthusiasm

Interact with your audience

Focus

It’s ok to forget a point or two

What can you do when you lost track?

Ask questions.

Pause

Recap

D elivering Your Presentation – End your presentation Do not go back to one or two points Summarize End your presentation with: Questions Quotes A strong statement Video Graphics A logo

Do not go back to one or two points

Summarize

End your presentation with:

Questions

Quotes

A strong statement

Video

Graphics

A logo

R esources Imagine Cup site: www.imaginecup.com lj’s email: ljchiu@microsoft.com

Imagine Cup site: www.imaginecup.com

lj’s email: ljchiu@microsoft.com

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