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Presentation Types and Tips

Poster Presentations
For a poster presentation, you create a poster that describes and illustrates your research in an understandable manner. For the presentation, you will display your poster for a one-hour period, and stand beside it, to discuss it with anyone who is interested. 

Oral Presentations
An oral presentation is an eight to ten minute lecture or talk, intended to be understood by audience members who may not be in the same research field as you. You may give a computer-based presentation (e.g. PowerPoint), use transparencies or the chalkboard, or simply talk for eight to ten minutes. At the conclusion of your talk, the audience will be given an opportunity to ask questions about your presentation. Selected oral presentations will be eligible for a possible 20 minute presentation slot.

Nothing gives your symposium presentation a better chance to be effective than careful preparation and practice. While practicing on your own may seem prudent, the opportunity to see and hear yourself as others do and to receive immediate feedback from your peers makes the Speech Center an ideal place to design and produce the finest symposium presentation possible. You can reserve an appointment online. The Speech Center also provides access to online resources that will assist with all facets of your speech. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact director Linda Hobgood.

Performances
Your performance should last no more than 15 minutes. At the end, the audience will be given an opportunity to ask questions about your presentation.

Art Exhibition
Art exhibitions are coordinated by the Art and Art History department