So far, we've covered the planning stages of the construction process, assessment and excavation techniques, and built strategies to resolve unexpected scenarios. Great work! 🔥 Now it's time to combine your activity and learning outcomes with your project planning techniques, and create a summary presentation for key stakeholders.
This means communicating your findings and outcomes in a way that people from all different disciplines can understand – not just engineers. Succinct, plain english and having clear talking points is key 👌
Check out what your mentor, Nathan Roberts, has to say about the importance of communication in engineering:
5% of my job is getting the right answer. 95% of my job is communicating that answer in a way that people understand and it can be accepted.
Nathan Roberts, Inland Rail Geotechnical Engineer and Technical Lead
Now, let's get into the final task for this week!
Your presentation will be a simple PowerPoint presentation with an audio voiceover where you talk us through your points.
1. Make PowerPoint slides with covering the following points.
Feel free to add any diagrams, images, or any other effects if they help convey your points, and remember the basic structure: What, How, and Why.
2. Once you've established your talking points, record a voiceover explaining them. If you do need to refer to a script, avoid sounding like you're reading a school essay. Try to keep your tone professional but engaging.
The video below shows you how to record and add audio to your PowerPoint:
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