Oral presentations are a condensed version of a specific topic delivered to impart knowledge and stimulate discussion with the audience. It is a learned skill and gets better with practice.
Listed below are a collection of guidelines and tips for preparing and giving your oral presentation during Student Scholars Day (SSD). It is important that you follow the guidelines carefully to avoid any major problems on the day of your presentation. Additional information can be found on the SSD homepage, www.gvsu.edu/ours/ssd/
Oral presentations at SSD are twenty minutes in length. Presenters have twenty minutes to complete their presentations with the final five minutes reserved for questions from the audience. The length of the presentation is not negotiable due to the number of presentations on the day of the event. The presentations are timed by SSD Volunteers.
Oral presentations during SSD will take place at the Kirkhof Center. Before the day of the event, it is important that you check your assigned location and time of presentation. You can access the current presenter information from the SSD home page, www.gvsu.edu/ours/ssd/
Each presentation room is equipped with the following: PC laptop with USB Port, LCD projector and screen, and a presentation slide advancer.
If you believe that your presentation merits more time, or if you have needs beyond these items, we would encourage you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oral presentations come in many different forms. If you will be preparing Power Point slides to go with your presentation, please use the following guidelines:
On the day of the event you will need to arrive early and get to the room assigned (all presentations will be at the Kirkhof Center). All presenters should arrive at the assigned room and be present 15 min before their assigned time. You can choose to send a copy of your presentation to your email so you can open on the computer. But always bring an additional copy of your presentation on a flash drive in case if the presentation cannot be opened via email. Do not forget to take your flash drive back.