Check out Lindsey’s “The Text for Oral Presentation at a Scientiﬁc Seminar” from Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words. You might find answering one of the following questions helpful in formulating your response:
- How much thought do you give to the structure of an oral presentation? What is your process for creating this structure? What tips from Lindsey might make you rethink how you approach it in the future?
- What surprised you/interested you on Lindsey’s explanation of the differences between a written and oral paper?
- How much attention do you pay to the style of a presentation (either one you give or one you watch)?
- Have you ever sat through a talk and the speaker just stops talking? That’s the end? How can you do a better job of providing a clear conclusion to an oral presentation?