As the PICU noise study is complete, and I am preparing for the big poster presentation in Prague this summer, I figured it would be a good idea to have a few practice runs in the presentation department.
If you missed the noise study stuff and Prague, you can read about it here.
So this week my co-principle investigator and I did a 20 minute power point presentation at APN grand rounds. APN grand rounds is held once a month, and is comprised of all the APNs at our hospital, and a few surrounding or partnering hospitals.
I usually love speaking to groups. While most of my friends dreaded the power point presentation part of our graduate project, I dreaded the 30 page paper that came with it. So I thought speaking to this group was actually a lot of fun.
My partner in crime however did not. She hates speaking in front of people. She doesn't even like doing bedside inservices to several nurses at a time on our unit.
But I'm proud of her, because she got up there, and despite having a slightly petrified look of seriousness on her face the entire time, she spoke clearly and eloquently. We can work on the facial expressions for the next presentation!
After it was all done, we got some great feedback via anonymous surveys. The only negative comment we received was "It was too long." Well, we were given a 20 minute time requirement, and we spoke for 20 minutes and 30 sec. So I'm not taking that one too seriously.
I thought the presentation on nutrition felt too long, but that was only 18 minutes. So I guess that comment is more representative of that person not liking our topic. Oh well!
So presentation #1 went great! Presentation #2 is in a couple of weeks. We will be presenting to the Pebbles Project group which is a nationally recognized organization that is comprised of hospital administrators, architects and anyone involved in new hospital development.
So this group is eager to hear if the new facility was built in a way that improved noise levels. Unfortunately, it was not. But we will break the news to them gently!