The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Designing oral presentations

In order to effectively communicate your science through an oral presentation, you need to be able to design that presentation so that both you and your listeners can easily follow along. No one likes sitting through a Powerpoint presentation filled with words on every slide and a presenter who is just reading off of them! Here are some resources to better help you design thoughtful and engaging oral presentations.



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  • Ask for feedback regarding your strengths and weaknesses after giving any presentation
  • When watching others give presentations, take note of what they do well and don't do well to incorporate what you learn into your presentations