Hello awesome people!
It's time to prepare for the Halfway Show.
Halfway Show (HWS) is your chance to present your project to the class and the world.
You will have 10 minutes to present your brief, what you've done so far, and your future plans with supporting media (slides, picture, video, live demo, etc)
January 24th, starting at 16:00 in Stage. Teams will go in the following order. See the schedule below:
16:00 - Opening
16:15 - Presentations start (10min each)
- Team ABB (ABB)
- Team Laser (WPET)
- Team SkyCrew (AIRBUS)
- Team Winco (GRK)
- Team Tardigrade (AURORA)
- Team FireFlys (HEIMDALL)
17:30 - Coffee Break
18:00 - Guest speaker
18:10 - Presentations continue (10 min each)
- Team UFO (ROCLA)
- Team FRAGE (HITSEED)
- Team TTK (TRENOX)
- Team Futudent (FUTUDENT)
- Team Wonder (IMAGINE)
- Team SkyEcho (ATTRACT)
19:15 - Closing
The Dos and the Don'ts:
You will have 10 minutes to present your project. In these 10 minutes, your task is to ensure understanding of your audience. You wouldn't want to confuse them with too much detail, neither create more questions than you answer. As with all presentations, tailor-make your presentation for your audience. In this case PDP students and DF people. Use supporting media such as images, videos, and sounds. We don't want to see slides which are a wall of text. The audience can only focus on one thing at a time: either read the text or listen to you. If you need to use text, please limit it to 6 bullet points maximum. Live demos are exciting yet risky since it might not work. Have one or two persons presenting.
Tips for a better presentation (up to you):
- Problem-solution / Heaven and hell: Going back and forth between the problem (hell) and your solution (heaven), thus showing the contrast and proving how your solution is solving the issues.
- Show evidence: Using fact, numbers, and expert quotes show evidence that your decisions are the right ones.
- Grand unveiling: When it comes to presenting your "final" product unveil it as if you're Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone to the world for the first time.
- Talk further: Talk to the person sitting all the way at the end of the hall. This means you talk with a strong and calm voice to make sure everyone is following.
- Check your slides on the Stage computer ahead of time (on rehearsal day). Heads up! Not all fonts work from Windows to Mac.
- Entertain: People are giving you their time, so respect that and don't bore them or leave them confused.
- Practice, practice, and practice!
Here you can watch last year's presentations. Below are the ones we think were good:
Well prepared, good structure
|30:55||Saab||Good Storytelling; Engaging with audience|
Well rehearsed; live demo of prototype
Complicated solution explained in a simple way
Problem and research well explained
Final rehearsal - audio/video equipment check with George
By the end of your rehearsal, please deliver the presentation material to George directly.
You can book a slot for your final rehearsal here.