To assist you with your preparations, please find a few suggestions below that will help you in writing your presentation, creating your slide and while practising your verbal presentation. Write for your audience One of the judging criteria looks for evidence that you can explain your research to a non-specialist audience. To do this you may like to:. Have a clear outcome in mind Know what you want your audience to take away from your presentation.
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Emily McGaugh presenting her thesis in three minutes. The 3MT competition is open to all graduate students enrolled in Canadian universities with competitions held at local, provincial, and national levels. Participants have three minutes or less to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research information in an engaging, accessible, and compelling way.
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The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students' capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. Doctoral students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their dissertation topic and its significance. First Place Winners Tied :. Second Place Winners Tied :.
As a Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD student in a research-intensive program, Hanie Yousefi wanted to build on her academic work and develop new skills by participating in a competition focused on communicating to a general audience. The competition asks graduate students to present their research in a clear and engaging way to a panel of non-specialist judges — in three minutes or less. She prepared a talk that focused on her work developing a rapid diagnostic test for the novel coronavirus by detecting antibodies in the saliva, practising her presentation over and over with family and friends and getting feedback about how to make her talk clearer. The hard work paid off.