Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: May 02, 2017 Views: 503
A successful conference presentation will depend on the type of presentation. The most common types are poster sessions, a panel discussion or presentation, a paper with a respondent session, or a report of one's research.
View descriptions for a few different types of conference presentations on the Walden Writing Center website.
Think of what you like to see and hear in a presentation and follow that guidance. Some common tips are to do the following:
- Practice and time your presentation to ensure you can complete it within the timeframe provided.
- At the presentation, speak and dress professionally.
- Preview the venue so you know the size of the room and its capacity.
- Arrive at the venue early and check that all technology or presentation materials are in order.
- Practice and know your material so you are not simply reading off slides or from a script.
- Make slides interesting but not overly crowded.
*List adapted in part from “The Nuts and Bolts of an Academic Conference Presentation” by Linda Vaughan. Available at http://graduate.asu.edu/sites/default/files/Transcript-Nuts-Bolts-of-an-Academic-Conference-Presentation.pdf
- See more information on research symposia opportunities and resources at Walden University by visiting the Center for Research Quality website.
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