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HHP 406

Research tools and strategies for all parts of the research project in Dr. Dasinger's HHP 406. Updated Spring 2021.

Practice your Delivery

At this point in the project, you've done most of the work. You've read, evaluated, synthesized, drafted, and created a complete poster. Now, you get to share what you learned with your classmates! 

Feel free to reach out to me as a practice presentation. I can help you get comfortable with presenting. My tips:

  • Write a script
  • Rehearse
  • Practice out loud
  • You want to sound knowledgeable but conversational, not like you are just reading word for word in a monotone
  • Time yourself (most people underestimate how long a presentation takes)
  • Slow down and take a breath
    • You can start and stop in Canvas Studio. Use this to your advantage if you need to collect your thoughts or get a drink of water.
  • Never underestimate the ways "real life" speaking can translate to an online presentation
    • Smile, make eye contact with your camera, wear a professional outfit, whatever makes you feel at your best
    • As a personal anecdote, I went through several video interviews before I got this job at UTMartin. I always wore my favorite professional heels, even though no interviewer would see my full outfit, because it made me feel confident and prepared. 

Presentation Instructions

Due Sunday, May 2 [200 points]

Using Studio in Canvas, you will create a ~5-minute presentation of your poster.

Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Open your Poster on your device
  2. Log into Canvas and go to “Studio”
  3. At the top of the Studio screen, press “Record” and select the “Screen Capture” option
  4. At this point you may need to download the Screen Recorder Launcher
  5. Once the Launcher is up and loaded, make sure your microphone is working (I like to use headphones with a mic)
  6. Now, press the red Rec button and it will give you a 3, 2, 1 countdown then you are recording
  7. Once you have finished recording your presentation, press Stop and then you are ready to upload!