Oral Communication Skills
A key skill for any scientist is communicating ideas orally to your mentors and peers. Throughout your career you will be faced with the challenge of speaking in front of groups small and large – to explain a paper in journal clubs, to present a poster, to give a talk at conferences, and so on.
These resources are designed to help you master the craft of giving oral presentations in various settings. The links below lead to PowerPoint or video files used for our workshops for first year CLIMB students when we focus on oral communication skills.
Click below to view videos or to download the pdf files of PowerPoint presentations.
A four-part series on oral presentations skills:
- Part 1 - Delivering scientific presentations and posters for impact: Make it stick with SUCCESs
- Part 2 - Crafting the Introduction to a Scientific Presentation: Create a mystery box
- Part 3 - Communicating and Collaborating Across Disciplines: Use simple words
- Part 4 - Displaying Visual Evidence in Scientific Presentations: Help viewers make valid scientific decisions
- Part 1 - Creating an Introduction (video): Creating an introduction (large pptx file of slides in video with an audio clip of the speaker)
- Part 2 - Creating the body of the presentation; design/methods; data/results; conclusions (video); Creating the body of the presentattion (large pptx file of slides in video with an audio clip of the speaker)