The MN/SE colloquium
- Usually, the colloquia are held at WH 0.05 and take 20 (internship) or 30 (final assignment) minutes. The final 5 minutes are meant for answering questions from the audience and discussion.
- Visit the secretarial office to plan a date for your colloquium. Contact your coach and professor to pick a date that is most suitable. It is wise to pick a date reasonably early.
- If it concerns a SEMiNar meeting you should fill out this application form and email it to the secretary who will make an entry in the MN calendar
- You are advised to hold a practise session of your presentation, before the actual one. Organize this with your fellow students and/or your coach.
- Although it is not required, you are urged to use the English language during your colloquium.
Structure and form
- Start with a clear, understandable introduction
- Clearly state the formulation of the problem
- Find a good balance between broad outlines and specific detailsTune to the level of your fellow SE students
- Give a clear and concise recap of conclusions and recommendations.
- Articulate well, in a clear and lively voice
- Do not speak too swiftly, use correct English and keep eye-contact with your audience.
- Make good use of the available visual aids.
- Prepare your sheets or PC presentation using the Systems Engineering style
- Is the message of your presentation coming across?
- Are you sure you have a thorough knowledge of your subject's matter?
- What kind of discussion and questions do you expect?
- Do not exceed the time limit!
- Make sure in advance that everything you need is present and working properly!
- If needed, bring your own notebook. The group can provide a beamer.
- Be on time, prepared, and relaxed when you start your presentation.
To create the graphics part of a presentation you can choose more than one way to do it:
- Use the MiKTeX environment with the beamer package.
- Use the PowerPoint program, which is part of the Windows Office suite.
Both programs have their strengths and weaknesses, its up to you to choose whichever you like best.
- Do not 'overcrowd' your sheets
- Use approximately 1 sheet per 3 minutes