Oral Presentation Skills for MPhil Students - ORB

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Communications
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Oral Presentation Skills for PhD

Desmond Thomas, University of Essex

Aims of workshop • To raise awareness of specific skills and strategies needed to deliver effective oral presentations (in general) • To discuss how developing OPS can contribute to the success of a research project. • To identify key elements in a “research in progress” presentation • To consider strategies for dealing with questions after a presentation

What are the features of a good oral presentations ? • Content of presentation • Structure? Organization? Coherence? • Communication Skills • Language (eg pronunciation, suitable style etc)

Points to note: Obama video • Big difference between talking to an audience and talking to camera • Amount of preparation time possible • Signposting – not just through words but through pauses, stress, intonation • Frequent use of deliberate repetition • Importance of speed of delivery • Importance of body language

The role of oral presentations in helping your research project to progress • Clarify your thinking in two ways – by the very act of having to structure your thoughts and as a result of listener feedback. • Produce ideas that can feed back into writing and can suggest new avenues to explore in your reading • An integral part of a researcher’s experience: upgrading interviews, final PhD viva, presenting at conferences, delivering lectures etc etc • Any other?

Plan a “research in progress” presentation • What elements will you need to include?      

Research topic/draft title Reasons for choosing topic Research questions and claims Research methodology Expected findings Anticipated problems

• How will you present the information and how to achieve a balance between …  What is presented orally  What is presenting in writing (handouts, text of slides …)  What is presented visually (pictures, charts, diagrams, data tables

How to deal with questions? • Anticipating likely questions • Clarifying what questions mean • Dealing with questions that you can’t answer • Dealing with inappropriate questions • Knowing when to cut short the debate

Reminder: Summer Term Topics • Overview of key reading and writing skills • The writing process – developing productive routines and developing a structured chapter framework • Writing chapter introductions and conclusions • Reporting and analysing findings • Developing academic style • Editing your written work • Oral Presentation Skills: The Viva

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