What is the Oral Presentation?

Meant to showcase your research findings

What makes a well done oral research presentation?

1. Communicates the importance of your research

2. Clearly states your finding and the analysis of those findings

3. Prompt others in the academic community to ask questions and give you valuable feedback

What software to use to make a presentation?

1. Powerpoint-Treat it as a useful tool: use it to incorporate images into your presentation, to emphasize important points, and to guide your audience in following your argument

2. Pressi

DO’s and DON’TS

1. Do be prepared to give your talk even if technology fails.

– If your charts don’t look quite right on the screen, or you forget your flash drive, or there’s a power outage, or half the audience can’t see the screen, you should still be able to make an effective presentation.

– Bring a printout to speak from, just in case any of these disasters befalls you.

2. Do explain to your audience what each chart or graph indicates. –Use charts and graphs to convey information clearly, not simply to show that you did the work.
3. Don’t spend extra time on making a fancy PowerPoint presentation with moving images and graphics unless they are vital for communicating your ideas.
4. Don’t present too much information on the slides.

What to include?

– Introduction
– Background/Literature Review
– Aim/Objectives
– Research Methods
– Findings/Data/Results
– Discussion/Conclusion(s)
– References
– Acknowledgements