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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Oral presentation advice May 2015 - please leave comments!

Hi everyone planning your final presentation. 

Please leave comments and questions to let me know you have seen this!! Thank you!!

There is some information in the handbook - here are a few extracts:

Part 3: Oral Presentation – report that communicates the completed inquiry process including your main arguments and aspects of your critical review and professional artefact.

The campus-based oral presentation is of 10 minutes duration with a 10 minutes Q & A session (exceptionally this can be done at a distance). 

You will need to present a talk that is most likely connected to the use of an audio-visual slideshow (e.g. PowerPoint).  You will then lead a Questions & Answers (Q&A) session for discussions that emerge from your audience.  When possible, it is asked that you participate with peers in their Q&A session, especially relating to the process of the inquiry and concepts that are discussed in the final presentation.

Remember you can send a draft to your adviser for feedback... 

It is also advisable to rehearse your presentation before the day.

Here are some links for thinking about your presentation:

A tool if you want it:
or powerpoint
or another online tool?

Here is some past advice and some examples of blogs with conclusions that might help with your planning - I may add to these as I find a few more!

other ending thoughts...


  1. This is great. I have just done a run through and mine was 22 minutes so I will need to tweek it to make it an even 10. Thanks for the links.

  2. Thank you for this post. After getting back from hospital with my new baby, I am hoping to do final tweaks and start my run throughs tomorrow.

  3. Hello , Paula! Thank you for your advice. I have sent you an e-mail with some questions.
    Thank you !

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  5. Hey all

    Is anyone else struggling to discuss all the criteria in under 10 mins? I used the handbook as a guideline but I feel like I rushed throughout and didn't have enough time to go into as much detail as I would have liked. Hopeful the Q&A will cover everything needed. Anyone else having the same issues?

  6. 10 minutes 10 slides is the general rule - Claire hit the highlights - and yes the question and answer sessions are really useful for picking up details and points to take away... I get very nervous when I speak - so deep breathing - but you are presenting to a positive audience - this is about the thinking that went on and your achievements form the inquiry and course.

  7. Thanks for the help and advice Paula, see you on Wednesday!

  8. These comments have been really helpful, I have been so worried about fitting everything in but I figured the Q&A time will allow further detail and have used my PowerPoint as a visual aid to further explain my findings so hopefully it will be successful. Rather nervous about speaking but excited to share my work with you all. See you Wednesday!