Presentation Skills

RECOMMENDED TOPICS

  • Construction of posters and slides
  • The etiquette of public presentations (talks and posters)

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES

  • Present public talks with constructive feedback on the presentation style and the substance        of the talk
  • Prepare posters and attend poster sessions for constructive feedback

RESOURCES

A slide presentation providing advice about effective slide presentations, by E. A. Lindsay, UCLA Sponsored Research, 1997
http://www.research.ucla.edu/era/present/

A very amusing example of PowerPoint gone bad: the Gettysburg Address PowerPoint presentation
http://www.norvig.com/Gettysburg/index.htm

A site describing the making of the Gettysburg PP presentation that provides a number of other sites describing the pitfalls of PowerPoint and its proper use
http://www.norvig.com/Gettysburg/making.html

Short videos of scientific presentations, some with advice about making presentations
http://www.scivee.tv/

Tips on public speaking from Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/TipsTechniques.aspx