How to deliver an impactful 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?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Objectives of this program

Lecture 3: Types of oral presentations

Lecture 4: Benefits of oral presentations

Lecture 5: The temporal element

Lecture 6: The vocal element

Lecture 7: Writing the script

Lecture 8: Optimal rate of display

Lecture 9: Adding visuals to presentations

Lecture 10: Final checks

Lecture 11: Summary

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.

Course Curriculum

  How to deliver an impactful oral presentation
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