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How to Present

Designing your presentation

Resources at WVU

We've gathered resources on how to create an effective presentation, where to print out your poster, how to prepare for an oral presentation, as well as other resources (e.g., how to write a professional email, keep a lab notebook, get the most from meeting attendance). 
  • Creating an Effective Research Poster (ppt to download by Dr. Michelle Richards-Babb)
  • Poster Printing: available at  Multimedia Services at WVU Downtown Campus Library (lower level), Evansdale Library and Health Sciences Library, and various WVU Colleges/Departments; use some type of presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint or Publisher) to prepare poster; typical printing cost is less than $20.
  • WVU Specific PowerPoint Template (page down to PowerPoint Templates)

Professional Courtesy

All presenters should learn and practice professional etiquette common to all disciplines:

  • Oral presenters should remain in the room until all presentations in their sessions are complete. The other presentations may offer new insights, and all presenters deserve the same audience and respect. Spectators to sessions should enter and exit oral session rooms between (not during) presentations.
  • Poster presenters should remain with their posters for the entire session and be ready to present and respond to questions from spectators who will be making their way around the session.

Student presenting in symposia

additional resources


Oral Presentations


Other Resources