University of Vermont

UVM Student Research Conference

Your Oral Presentation

Oral Presentation Workshop

It is highly recommended that ALL students who are doing oral presentations attend a Prep Workshop for Presenters. Please bookmark the SRC homepage and check back for CTL Workshop registration and location details.


Below are some helpful tips for making presentations:

  • Script your talk, then practice, practice, practice!
  • If you're a nervous speaker, memorize the first 2 - 3 sentences as a prompt.
  • Use minimal text on your slides.
  • Take it easy with the laser pointer.
  • Talk to the audience — not your slides.
  • Speak up and be lively!

Remember, the people in the audience are interested to hear what you have to say.

Contact UVM © 2015 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131