How To Deliver An Effective Oral Presentation?

Get practical tips and advice to showcase your research effectively, present your work confidently and get noticed at academic conferences.

What will you learn?

  1. The different types and benefits of an effective oral presentation
  2. Understand the temporal and vocal elements of a presentation
  3. How to write a script for your oral presentation that works
  4. How to use visuals to enhance your entire presentation


Course Description

Presenting your research at a conference can be a daunting experience for most, and not everyone is successful. Being able to deliver a memorable oral presentation requires a lot of planning and preparation, and this concise course will ensure you know how to ensure your work stands out.

This program is designed for early career researchers giving their first presentation at a conference and is a great option for experienced researchers looking to up their game. You will learn the basics of making oral presentations, including tips on how to use vocal projection and temporal elements effectively. You will also understand how to write an impactful script and add visuals to keep your audience captivated. By the end of this program, you will have a deep knowledge of the different elements that go together to make an engaging and memorable oral presentation, which puts a spotlight on your research.


What topics will you cover?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of this program
  3. Types of oral presentations
  4. Benefits of oral presentations
  5. The temporal element
  6. The vocal element
  7. Writing the script
  8. Optimal rate of display
  9. Adding visuals to presentations
  10. Final checks
  11. Summary
  12. Check your understanding


Course Narrator:

Harold Swindall, Academic Trainer

Hal Swindall holds a master's in English and a PhD in comparative literature. For 25 years, he has taught, edited, and researched in East Asia besides scholarly visits to Europe. Presently he works as an English teacher trainer at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, mainly teaching academic writing and research to graduates and supervising TESL theses. Hal has also designed and conducted English academic writing workshops for non-native English speakers, and is performing mixed-method research in this area. Besides all that, he has 25 years of experience in a variety of editing and has helped many scholars publish in major journals. He believes in giving every aspiring researcher the attention and help they need to realize their goals. Hal's languages include French and Italian, besides Chinese, and he has published on such wide-ranging topics as Buddhist art and Chinese poetry, but his dissertation research was on late nineteenth-century artistic prose.


Your Instructor


R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.


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