Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: May 02, 2017     Views: 452

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

 

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