The resources below will help you to develop your skills in planning, preparing and delivering presentations.
It is important to plan your presentation and think about how long it will take you to prepare.
- Planning to present (activity)
This resource focuses on planning your presentation and helps you develop a planning schedule to keep on track.
- Getting ideas from others
Looking at great presentations before you start will inspire ideas of your own. The presentations below contain helpful ideas and examples of how to create slides with high impact:
You could also have a look at Prezi which is a great alternative to PowerPoint
- Presentation planning checklist (PDF)
This list covers the key tasks you need to consider when planning your presentation.
- Preparing to present (activity)
This resource will help you think through and prepare each element of your presentation - who, why, what, how and where and includes tips on using PowerPoint
- Researching your topic
For information on doing research for your presentation, see our dedicated pages:
- Practising your presentation (activity)
This resource focuses on how practising your presentation can help and consider nerves and voice control.
- Delivering presentations (activity)
This resource helps you consider how you can successfully deliver your presentation and what to think about on the day.
- Poster presentations
An outline of the format of poster presentations.
- Poster presentations guide
University of Leicester's guide to poster presentations.
- Creating effective poster presentations
Details of the stages involved in creating your poster.
- Poster presentations - Dos and don'ts
Advice on what to avoid in your design, and some innovative ideas for including multimedia in your poster.