Impressive Academic Presentations workshop - led by experts

Importance of conferences

  • Discusses the importance of conferences in networking, promotion, identifying trends, and establishing collaborations
  • Reviews how to identify a good conference and when is the best time to attend
  • Discusses the advantages of presenting unpublished research to further improve its quality before publication, as well as the advantages after publication to promote awareness and increase downloads and citations 

Poster presentations

  • Focuses on producing and delivering impressive poster presentations
  • Highlights the benefits of posters compared with slide presentations, and how to capitalise on these benefits
  • Reviews how to make posters that are clearly organised to logically guide conference attendees as well as communicate the importance of the study
  • Discusses how to present posters effectively in a crowded and noisy conference environment 

Slide presentations

  • Covers how to make a slide presentation that will effectively communicate the significance and value of a study
  • Reviews the importance of a logical storyline when preparing the slide presentation, to keep the attention of the audience
  • Discusses how to make clear slides to discuss the motivation, findings, and implications of the study
  • Highlights ways to maximise PowerPoint to efficiently make professional looking slides 

Professional presentation skills

  • Covers how to present to audiences with confidence to establish trust. We first review the importance of practice and ways to do so more effectively
  • Highlights non-verbal strategies to establish confidence before reviewing verbal strategies to improve the clarity
  • Discusses how to handle Q&A sessions effectively to further establish credibility and expertise

Presentation activity (face-to-face workshops only)

  • An opportunity for attendees to use what they have learned in the workshop to present their 3 slides in 5 minutes to their groups, while the others in the group will complete a feedback form for the presenter.
  • Discussion on what was positive about the presentation and what could be further improved. The trainer will move from group to group to listen to various presentations and give further advice

Download the workshop agenda in full*

*Note, that the Masterclass does not discuss publishing in conference proceedings, as commonly done at computer science and engineering conferences.