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This course is scheduled each term. PLEASE NOTE: the course date has moved to 12 June.

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 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.

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

*PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH*