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Prepare an Oral Presentation

Presentation Preparation Tips

  • Consider what your audience expects to learn from your presentation and make sure your material fits their needs.
  • Be consistent with your slides (font sizes, colors…etc).
  • If you’re presenting, keep the slides simple and easy-to-read so that your audience isn’t distracted while listening to you.
  • If your presentation is for the web, provide enough context to communicate your research.
  • Make sure your diagrams, images and text are readable from the distance that your audience will view them from.
  • You can book the P3 Room in @One (in the Knowledge Center) to film yourself while practicing your presentation
  • Check out some of the Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition videos for examples of great oral presentations

Students working in the earthquake engineering lab

Campus Resources for Presentations

The Office of Marketing & Communications has templates for University PowerPoints.

View and download presentation templates

Presentation Workshops

Find upcoming presentation workshops.

Check our workshop schedule

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