2.7. Giving a presentation

As a software engineer you can expect to have to give two kinds of presentations. First there are presentations in which you might discuss the concept, specification, and design of your program. These days, presentations of this sort are almost universally made into a series of PowerPoint slides. Second, there are the presentations in which you show a live, running demonstration of your program in its current state.

The two most important rules for either kind of presentation are these.

  • Face the audience. Resist the tendency to turn your back to the audience and stare at the screen. This is a particular risk when you’re presenting a software demo. For software demos you really need one person to be at the computer ...

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