MRC DTP Presentation skills
Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 10am to 4pm
This course instance is only available to second year MRC DTP students. For all other MSD DPhil students, please check the calendar for other available dates.
To provide guidance on planning and delivering an oral presentation, including slide preparation.
An interactive workshop format. Attendees will be required to prepare and give a 5 minute PowerPoint overview of their work in Oxford, presented in a way that will appeal to a general audience. You will need to bring this on a USB stick. Attendees will receive feedback from the course tutors.
PLANNING YOUR PRESENTATION
What makes a good presentation/presenter? Defining your audience and adapting your presentation to be accessible to diverse audiences. How to construct an exciting presentation. Differences between papers and presentations. Planning tips and techniques.
PREPARING YOUR SLIDES
Style and colour for fonts and bullets. Editing titles and devising new ones. How to reduce the amount of text on a slide. Ways of making text slides more interesting. Figures and tables.
VOICE AND BODY LANGUAGE
Dealing with nerves. Body language and visual appearance. Gestures. How to manage challenging questions from the audience. Choosing and using words for intellectual and emotional impact. Making your presentation memorable. Adding richness to your presentation using visual, auditory and kinaesthetic factors. Special considerations for technical material. Communication styles.
Five hours session.