Whether you are preparing for a brief presentation to your peers, a journal club presentation for a select group or a grand rounds presentation, you will need to master the basics for a great presentation. In this section, you will find tips on creating a great oral presentation from start to finish.
Writing a great abstract is key to having a good final research product for presentation or publication. As a summary of your research and findings, your abstract should be limited to 100-250 words. Since it can be difficult to condense your research these few words, the tips below will help with this process.
The title of your project is the first thing that people will see. Creating a good title for your presentation/publication/poster will capture the attention of visitors. The following tips will help you as you develop your title:
Submitting to the right conference can make a huge difference in whether your work is accepted or not. Department or Division administrators and senior faculty will probably have a good idea of the best places to submit, so reach out the them for advice. In general look for conferences ...
Don't be afraid to do an online search and find new conferences outside your regional area or comfort zone. Academic presenting is rapidly expanding and new conferences that may fit your work may be unknown to senior faculty. Residents should always check with their mentors or senior faculty and also online to see if they are allowed to submit alone, require a faculty mentor, or are not allowed to submit at all.
In this section, you find information on the use of Power Point software for creating a presentation. However, keep in mind that the tips for creating and laying out a presentation will be the same regardless of the software you use. Alternatives to Power Point include the Apple software Keynote or online software like Prezi.
Regardless of length, there are some simple rules to follow when making a presentation to an audience.
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