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COURSE FULL This course is scheduled once in each term.

COURSE AIM

To provide guidance on planning and delivering an oral presentation, including slide preparation.

 

COURSE FORMAT

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.

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

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.

 

COURSE LENGTH

 Five hours session.

 

PARTICIPANT NUMBERS

Maximum 16

 

Booking Instructions

Please read the updated instructions before booking. 

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance. These have been updated for Trinity Term 2019.

*** NEW COURSES ***

Micro-Internship Programme for Research Staff - second round for applications opens Tuesday 23 April

'Academic English' courses available at the Oxford University Language Centre to help international students and staff improve their academic communication.

Limited spaces available for non-RDM MSD research staff on the RDM Learning and Development programme

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley (run by Bodleian iSkills) - book now for places during April-July.

Mixing it up mixed research methods course at the Department for Continuing Education (free for Oxford DPhil students) - 23 April to 11 June

Three Minute Thesis Competition launched, deadline 25 May 

Writing a medical conference abstract 11 June

How and why to undertake a systematic review 21 June 

Forthcoming events

Scientific Computing in MATLAB

Research Skills

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 to Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9am - 5pm

This course is scheduled in Trinity term.

Poster production

Research Skills

Thursday, 09 May 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This course is run by IT Services Learning Centre (ITLC). The 'Apply for this course' button will take you to the ITLC booking process. This course is scheduled to run in Hilary and Trinity terms.

Preparing for Learning and Teaching at Oxford

Teaching Skills

Monday, 13 May 2019, 10am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled each term.

X-Ray Crystallography

Research Skills

Monday, 13 May 2019, 10am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled only in Trinity term.

Writing and publishing research papers

Communication Skills Research Skills

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 9.30am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled in all three terms.

Experimental Design: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Research Skills

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 9am to 5pm

This course is scheduled each term.