Presentation Skills


In any career, clear communication is essential, and in academic research, one must be able to present their work effectively to many audiences. The resources below will help you create oral and poster presentations for conferences and seminars, scientific pitches for networking, and talks for general audiences.

Oral Presentations

Poster Presentations

Three Minute Thesis Competition

This annual event provides PhD candidates the chance to develop a three minute talk about their thesis work to an informed, non-expert audience with only 1 slide and compete university and state-wide for cash prizes. See the 3MT website for winning talks and more information on this year’s competition. To prepare students for the competition, we offer workshops to help you prepare and practice your talk.

Scientific Pitches - 1-minute talks

Drs. Damani Piggott and Caren Freel Myers share their tips for crafting short, persuasive talks about one's research—without the use of slides or visual aids!