Speaking in Academic Contexts

Presenting a seminar paper

Using Visual Aids: Exercise 1


Turning text into slides

The differences are:

  • the slide has a title
  • the introductory text does not appear on the slide at all. The speaker will include it in the presentation but does not need to write it on the slide
  • the points on the slide are not complete sentences; they are key words to prompt the speaker
  • the examples in the text have not been added to the slide

Remember that the speaker will always expand on the points shown on the slide in the oral presentation. You do not want a slide full of information that you will read word for word.