Preparing an Oral or Podium Presentation

How do I prepare an effective oral or podium presentation?

Key Points

  • An oral presentation (also referred to as a podium presentation) requires careful planning and practice, and a different skill set than the written format.
  • Podium presentations often accompany a slideshow or poster, which requires the researcher to condense their project into key bullet points and descriptive visuals.
  • A short, well-rehearsed, and clearly formatted oral presentation will set researchers apart at symposiums and conferences.

Helpful Links, Videos and Online Courses



Templates and Examples

  • Giving the Podium Presentation
    • An informative article on steps for success in an oral presentation, from the content of the slides, to how to dress, and tips for the oral delivery of the work. Accompanies this helpful checklist for an oral presentation.

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