So, the approach that you may have seen online.

That's kind of all over the place is that when you're presenting this technical work

you'll use something called the STAR method.

So, this is a very nice approach to presenting your work, and

STAR is an acronym.

It stands for situation, task, action, and result, so STAR.

So in this situation part, you want to talk about

what was the situation in which you were solving a problem?

Who was involved?

What is the sort of context of the problem you were trying to solve?

Then you'll go on to the task.

So, what was exactly the problem you were trying to solve?

Why should people really care about it?

Then you can go on to the action.

What was the solution that you presented?

What did you actually do?

And then, of course, what was the result?

Did it actually solve the problem?

How did you know?

How do you know?

So, all of these pieces need to be present in your technical explanation.

What we're going to do in this week is, we're going to take the STAR model.

And we're going to group it a little bit differently.

So, we can really get at some of the real challenges

to developing this technical presentation.

And talk about some of the common pitfalls that we see.

So, what we're going to do, is divide this into three lessons.

Where first, we focus on the problem, so pitching the problem.

How do you effectively pitch and problem and it's context so

that the people you're talking to will care about your problem and

see that you know why that problem is important?

And this roughly corresponds to the S and the T, the situation and

the task portion of that star model.

In the next lesson, we'll talk about the solution.

So, what was your technical solution?

Why did it solve the problem?

Why was it innovative and creative?

That piece roughly corresponds to the A and R, the Action and the Result.