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RAD 261: Senior Research Presentations



Oral Presentations

Visual Aids

You may be required to use a visual aid, such as a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation, as part of your presentation. Other common visual aids include posters, flip charts, or video clips. Visual aids can help you remember the structure of your presentation and provide you with confidence. Visual aids should add to, not detract from your presentation. If using presentation software like PowerPoint, Google Slides or Prezi to create presentation slides, it's important to follow some basic rules of good slide design.

Designing Presentation Slides

  • Keep it short! The general rule is to keep text on a slide to 4 or 5 short bullet points. If you have too many words, your audience may stop listening to you and may start reading. 
  • Keep it simple! Complicated backgrounds and too many transition animations may distract audience from content. 
  • Use visuals. Images to accompany what you are saying or to illustrate a point and can be less distracting than long sentences
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