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Engineering 180/280 - Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers - Winter 2021: Presentation Tips


Presentation Studio in MRC

The UCI Libraries' Presentation Studio is open in the MRC (room 168). UCI affiliates can book the room to practice and record their presentations for classes, conferences, job interviews, and more in this technologically enhanced space.

Preparing Your Presentation

There are many approaches one can take.  Some students prefer using PowerPoint with visual aids and others may prepare to use poster session formats.  The Presentations Guide lists various resources about communication strategies, campus & local reprographics centers, etc.

Image Presentation Guidelines

Guidelines from UCI:

General Tutorials and Tips:

Overview of presentation tools

The following document provides an extensive overview of presentation tools including a descriptions of who can use each tool, and why you might want to use them, the document also includes the pros and cons for each for each tool.


The Visual Literacy Guide

Research guide that provides information on citing images, copyright, presentation best practices, design guidelines, and more!

Online Presentation Authoring Tools

Prezi- Unique online presentation creation and sharing system with easy image and video handling.  Basic features and public sharing are free

Pachyderm- Uses forms and templates to create presentations with minimal work.  Intended for institutional use; requires local server and configuration support.  Free to New Media Consortium members; available for a cost to others.

280Slides (beta)- Free web-based presentation authoring and sharing tool.

Google Presentations- Free online presentation authoring and sharing tool.  As part of Google Docs, it allows for easy collaboration and sharing with others who have free Google accounts.

Zoho Show- Free online presentation authoring and sharing tool.  Allows remote presentations.

SlideRocket - Online presentation authoring and sharing tool optimized for high resolution images.  Basic features are free.

    Online Presentation Sharing Sites

    UCI Replay- UCI sponsored service to capture and share audio and screen for instrucation or presentations.

    Slideshare- Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.  Includes tool to sync audio with individual slides.  Has also social features allowing users to follow and comment on favorite presenters, topics, etc.

    Authorstream- Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.  Includes PresentLive feature that lets viewers follow and chat about your live presentations on their own computer.