Communication Skills Research Skills
Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 10am to 3pm
COURSE FULL This course is scheduled once in each term.
To provide guidance on planning and delivering an oral presentation, including slide preparation.
An interactive workshop format. Attendees will be required to give a 5 minute PowerPoint overview of their work in Oxford, presented in a way that will appeal to a general audience. 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.