Presentation Types and Tips

The 2021 A&S Student Symposium was held virtually, utilizing a greater range of presentation formats.

  • Summarize your research results in a digital poster or a PowerPoint slide show.
  • Offer your presentation as a recorded audio or video talk or as a written paper in the pdf format.
  • Use video to capture your performance or a gallery tour of your artworks.

For specific requirements for each format please look below.
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  • Poster Presentations

    For a poster presentation, you can create a poster that describes and illustrates your research in an understandable manner.

    The poster can be created in PowerPoint, Illustrator or Photoshop, but if a different application is needed, please contact Melissa Foster before creating the poster.

    If you have any questions or problems creating your poster, please email tlc@richmond.edu to have someone walk you through the process.

    • Poster templates are available here but are not required.
    • Make sure to size your poster before arranging your text and graphics.
    • Please view the poster at 100%. Quite frequently, people will not see problems in their poster when they only view the poster at 15% of actual size.
    • Poster dimensions are as follows: The file size may not exceed 25MB, and you must save your file as a PDF.

    It is important every file follows this naming convention:

  • Audio or Video Presentations

    An audio or video presentation is an eight to ten-minute 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) or simply talk for eight to ten minutes.

    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. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact director Linda Hobgood.

    You can save your video presentation in one of the following video formats: MP4, M4V, MPG, WMV, MOV, AVI, 3GP, FLV, MKV, MTS, VP6, WMA, M4A, AAC, MP2, MP3. The max length of time for audio or video recordings is 10 minutes and the size limit for video files is 2GB.

    Filming tips:

    • Horizontal orientation
    • Find a quiet place to film and speak clearly
    • Make sure the light is in front of you and your background is not busy. The background should complement and not detract or distract from the substance of your remarks.

    It is important every file follows this naming convention:

  • Recorded Performances

    Your performance should last no more than 15 minutes.

    You can save your video presentation in one of the following video formats: MP4, M4V, MPG, WMV, MOV, AVI, 3GP, FLV, MKV, MTS, VP6, WMA, M4A, AAC, MP2, MP3. The max length of time for videos is 10 minutes and the size limit for video files is 2GB.

    It is important every file follows this naming convention:

  • Papers in PDF Format

    You can present your research in the form of an academic paper, following conventions and citation style specific to your discipline. Papers can be up to 15 pages long.

    It is important every file follows this naming convention:

  • Art Exhibition

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