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Graduate Student Orientation - MURP - 2021-2022: Presentation Tools & Guidelines

An introduction to Library Services & Collections to support the entering masters' candidates in Urban & Regional Planning.
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/MURP

New Presentation Room

There is a new presentation studio at the MRC.  This allows presenters to rehearse their presentation and be taped and then review the tape as many times as you choose, so that you can be aware of any ways to improve your presentation.  Please see details about how to schedule the room and facilities at         http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/presentation-studio.html

Featured Resources - Books to Help


Clear and Concise Communications for Scientists and Engineers, 2012

Social Media for Engineers and Scientists, 2012

Presentation Skills for Scientists : A Practical Guide, 2010 - Science Library (SL) REF Q223 .Z36 2010

Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering : Case Studies from MIT, 2010- Science Library (SL) Bar Q223 .P64 2010

Presenting Science : A Practical Guide to Giving a Good Talk, 2010 - Science Library (SL) REF Q223 .I87 2010

Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, 2010 - Science Library (SL) REF Q223 .M399 2010

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery - LL  HF5718.22 .R49 2008    

Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations, 2008-Science Library (SL) HF5718.22 D83 2008

A Student's Guide to Presentations Making Your Presentation Count - LL  PN4192.S78 C55 2007 

Speaking About Science: Manual for Creating Clear Presentations, 2006. Science Library (SL) Bar Q223 M67 2006

Beyond Bullet Points : Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire, 2005 - LL HF5718.22 .A87 2005 

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.

Presentation Authoring Software

  • PowerPoint - Microsoft Office software for creating and sharing presentations.

  • KeyNote- Apple iWork software for creating and sharing presentations.  Available for Macintosh and iPad only.

  • Impress- Open-source software available in several versions (Open Office, NeoOffice, etc.) for creating and sharing presentations.

  • ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV)- ARTstor-optimized software for creating and sharing presentations. 

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.

Presentation Best Practices Tip Sheet

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. 

Reprographics

To create posters, the local options for reprographics include:

To print a poster or to make slides for your work at UCI there are several options about where to go.  First, you should save the poster and size it accordingly.  The following installations are places that will print your poster or help you with digital imaging of slides and other photographic processes:

Science Library, Poster Printing (at Ask Us Desk on 2nd floor of Science Library)
Currently unavailable but likely to be operational later in Fall Quarter.
Posters are printed to fit 36” x 42” on enhanced matte paper.
All posters should be submitted on a USB drive as a PDF file.
Posters are printed within 1-2 business days.
The cost is $50 per poster.
Payment and pick-up happens at the Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Science Library and must be paid with a credit/debit card or deposit funds with Venmo, PayPal, or ApplePay, or Print on the go by downloading the Wepa Print app. Available from the App Store or Google Play.

 

Other Options: