Oral Presentation and Prototype Demonstration main content
Assignment Learning Objectives
Be able to
- Use Microsoft Office PowerPoint to create slides to accompany an oral presentation
- Organize and present complex information in an easy-to-follow manner
- Communicate effectively with an audience
Your oral presentation summarizes the work done so far on your software engineering project. Ordinarily, every member of your project team delivers part of the presentation. Exceptions must be approved in advance of the presentation.
- Direct your presentation to the audience consisting of
- Department faculty
- Be sure to invite your client to attend. Tell them your designated time.
- Students in CS 480
- CS 480 students are expected to attend all presentations
- Any other interested student
- (you may invite your friends and significant other(s))
- Rehearse your presentation with the computer and projection equipment you plan to use
- Bring your own labtop computer or use your Novell login on the Hebeler 121 demonstration computer
- Dress professionally. You will make a better impression and exude more confidence if you look the part of a software engineer.
- Carefully prepare effective PowerPoint slides and rehearse your prototype demonstration. Multi-tasking between the programs is not hard but should be practiced beforehand to work out any bugs.
- Speak to the audience, not to the PowerPoint slide show or screen.
- Begin with a strong introduction and prepare the audience for the material that follows.
- Practice the transitions between team members so that the presentation flows smoothly.
- Conclude your presentation with a summary of the main points.
- Ask the audience for questions at the end of the presentation.
Your grade will be based on the content of your presentation, the quality of your demonstration, and your oral presentation skills.
Two scoring rubrics will be used in assessing your presentation: a content scoring rubric [PDF files] and a oral speaking scoring rubric [PDF files] will be used for assessing your presentation. You are encouraged to print these rubrics and use them as checklists for expectations, guidelines, and quality assurance.
Honor code: The work needs to be your own. You may wish to have someone help by critiquing your slides and presentation and identifying problems.
- Turn in a printout of your PowerPoint slides (six per page) for inclusion in your team's binder.
- Remember to provide a link to your PowerPoint slides on your team's website document archive.