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Oral Presentation

To prepare your talk, you should consider how best to get your points across to the audience. You will want to provide a clear introduction of your topic, clearly identify and fully support your main points, and reinforce your central idea in your conclusion. Don't forget to consider proper sentence structure, word usage, and vocabulary. Finally, do your best to make a professional presentation with effective use of eye contact, body movements, and vocal quality.

You will be provided a total of 15 minutes for your oral presentation, including questions and discussion. Practice your talk ahead of time, to make sure you do not go over the time limit. A moderator will let you know when you have five minutes left and one minute left.

You are required to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the session in which your paper is scheduled (not 15 minutes before your own paper) in order to register and to prepare your presentation. If you are making a PowerPoint presentation, you must bring your file on a CD or USB drive. You will not be able to log onto your university account to retrieve your presentation.

If you are using PowerPoint, please watch this informative video.


Preparing Effective Slides (.pdf)
Preparing an Effective Talk (.ppt)


 Date Updated: 08-MAR-2014
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