Tips for an excellent confirmation report and presentation

22-Jun-18, 23:47
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by Jane92
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posted about 2 years ago
Hi all,

I'm looking for some tips for writing my confirmation report and creating the presentation.
I know a lot of you guys have done great at this hurdle in the PhD journey - if you'd be so kind in sharing, that would be amazing!

I have the basics down, however i'm wondering if there's any key points I should include, something that makes it stand out.
My thesis (by publication) is social science, my methodology is interviewing. Potentially going to go down the path of social constructivism and feminism.
Any pointers on format, imagery, etc would also be appreciated.

Please let me know your ideas if you don't mind sharing!
23-Jun-18, 14:13
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posted about 2 years ago
Just did mine. Comes down to personal style and preference. If you're not an experienced presenter I'd strongly recommend presenting as if you're giving a conference paper, i.e. reading. Practice practice practice until it sounds natural, is well-paced and polished. I practiced in the hall where we were to give the presentation, to get a sense of the room, make sure IT worked, and take Qs from the floor (other presenters).

PPT is useful - good to have slides, but I'd personally avoid loads of text. Keep to 4-5 slides max with graphic prompts, titles/sub-titles, and perhaps a short thesis structure/timeline.

This is what I did anyway and it worked for me but YMMV. Key is practice. Good luck, it's a fun experience.


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