A Beginner’s Guide to Bad Engineering Presentations

The Beginner’s Guide to Bad Engineering Presentations by Mark L. Chang is available in pdf and ppt formats.


This was created as a response to seeing some common things that we didn’t like in lots of engineering presentations. By no means is this a complete guide, nor are our opinions really anything but our own opinions. Take it mostly as “things that our advisor said to not do”.

Table of Contents

  • Outline
  • Bad Presentations
  • Good Presentations
  • Know Your Topic
  • Know Your Audience
  • Know Your Location
  • Attitude
  • Dead Man Talking
  • Speed Kills
  • Amplification
  • Where are your hands?
  • Common Laser Pointer Moves
  • Time Check
  • Font Size, Slide Numbers
  • Know Slide Boundaries
  • Spell Check
  • The Art of Suspense
  • Anticipatory Lecturing
  • You are not Pixar Studios
  • Interstitial Slides
  • Use Simple Examples
  • Results
  • Highlights
  • Information Overload

Book Details

Author(s): Mark L. Chang
Format(s): PDF
File size: 572 KB
Number of pages: 48
Link: Download.

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