Prepare an oral presentation

Four people wearing hard hats and working in a concrete tunnel in the Earthquake Engineering Laboratory

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

Presentation workshops

Find upcoming presentation workshops.

Check our workshop schedule