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How to Give an Oral Presenation


									   Basic Rules of CURO Presentation
   Purpose and Audience
   Content and Organization
   Visual Presentation
   Oral Presentation of Poster
   How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint
   Poster size no larger that 56” X 40”
   Readable 3 ft away
   Title at least 2” high
   Author(s), faculty advisor, institution must be
    1” high
   Bring pushpins or Velcro to mount
   CURO purpose: multidisciplinary forum to
    share research
   YOUR purpose: to share your research in this

    To achieve YOUR purpose, you must convey
     your research to the multidisciplinary forum
     (general audience)
   Title
   Authors and institution
   Abstract
   Introduction
   Materials and methods
   Results (Charts/figures/graphs)
   Conclusions
   Acknowledgements
   References
Start at left-hand side and place information in order from
left to right

Abstract at center and data/results throughout
   Introduction
     State of the field OR context of topic
     Terminology and vocabulary
     Questions addressed by research
   Background
     All relevant information needed to understand
     Purpose and significance of research
   Hypothesis
   Central point around which your presentation
   Clear and concise statement
     “If…then” statements
     Question
     Topic/comment
 Present as few experiments at a time as possible
 Clear description of the methods used to obtain
 All pertinent information to experimental procedure
  is given
     Purpose
     Controls
     Independent/dependent variables
     Unimportant conditions or variables are excluded
   Results
     Concise description of results/conclusions
     Graphical/visual representation with appropriate
   Conclusions
     Answer questions asked in introduction
     Relate results/conclusions with hypothesis
     Identify new questions created by your research
   Clear and easy to follow
   Readable
   Label everything (text and figures)
   Try to use figures/charts/graphs as much as
   Have short summaries prepared for those
     Ask about your research
     Ask to be “walked through” your poster
   Be prepared to answer questions
   Make sure layout flows
   Practice with live audience
     Get feedback
     Answer questions
   Practice with poster behind you
   You are the expert on your research
   It’s okay to say “I don’t know”
   You may postulate, but be careful

   Special thanks to
     Patrick Curtis
     Geneva DeMars
     Emily DeCrescenzo Henriksen
       How to Make Your Poster
1.   Run PowerPoint
2.   Select Blank Presentation and Layout
3.   Set poster size (File-> Page Setup)
4. Put in title, author, and institution with text
5. Layout poster
           Your title is here and at least 2 inches high
                 Author and Institution, 1 inch high

                            of results
       How to Make Your Poster
6. Import text and figures to fill in your layout
7. Check for continuity and ERRORS!
      All titles same size font; all subtitles, etc.
      All figures have legends
      Consistent color coding, if used
      Consistent terminology for things and ideas
8. Align and distribute items evenly
9. “Group” poster as one item
10. Print and practice!
   Use the “Group” and “Align” features:
     Found under the “Draw” menu at the bottom left-
     hand corner of the screen
      ▪ “Group”:
        ▪ groups selected objects together, allowing you to adjust the entire
          group rather than individual objects one-at-a-time (if you want to
          move the objects or color the objects, etc.)
      ▪ “Align”:
        ▪ will align selected objects – a great way to make objects ‘even’ with
          each other

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