Guidelines and Responsibilities for Oral Presentations
Presenters are to:
- Submit a complete application (including the Abstract) by the extended deadline: Saturday, January 31st, 2015
- Prepare the oral presentation and accompanying PowerPoint.
- Be present for entire scheduled length of their presentation session.
- Limit the length of their presentation to 15 minutes with a 2 minute question and answer period. This will be strictly enforced by moderators.
- Have their completed PowerPoint presentation submitted to the GradExpo no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 30th .
- All PowerPoints must be PC compatible that is able to display correctly on a PC. Hints: Save all PowerPoints as *.ppt not *.pptx and embed all images as JPEGS. Test your PowerPoint on a PC before you submit it. Bring your PowerPoint on a flashdrive for the day of your presentation.
- PowerPoints of less than 22MB may be emailed as an attachment to email@example.com,
- PowerPoints larger than 22MB must be placed on a DVD and delivered to the GSG office no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 30th.
The faculty sponsors should verify that the proposed project:
- Qualifies as research as defined by the faculty sponsor’s discipline.
- Could be ready for presentation at the GradExpo.
- Has followed the appropriate ethical guidelines.
- Provide guidance to their student(s) about presenting a project. This would include feedback and recommendations about:
- The written abstract
- The oral presentation – including length and content
- The PowerPoint presentation
- Has a well written abstract prior to submission as it will appear in the Program Proceedings.
Tips for Paper Presentation:
- Use your paper as the guide or outline for your talk.
- Use your PowerPoint as the guide or outline as you talk
- Provide , as in your paper, the following:
- Introduction – key points,
- Body – helps the audience understand the importance of your results; and
- Conclusion – a summary of your key points.
- Practice – a lot.
- Minimize the number of graphics
- Simplify your PowerPoint. It is not a data dump – use to highlight – not to give your presentation for you!
- Write out your talk
- Use your script as a guide; don’t read —-talk!
- Practice, Practice, Practice – out loud, with family, friends, colleagues, in front of an audience
- Time your talk to make sure you stay within the allotted time
- Did we mention practicing?
UPDATED February 1st, 2015