Advice on Presenting

  • Rehearse your paper in advance and be sure to time yourself.

  • Stand up when you present. Your voice will project better and you will have more presence.

  • Use the microphone if available.

  • Project your voice and enunciate every word.

  • Read slowly and clearly. Don’t speed through your paper breathlessly.

  • Look up from time to time and make eye contact with the audience.

  • When you make eye contact, keep your finger on the page so as not to lose your place.

  • Introduce quotations with the word “quote,” and signal the end of the quotation with “unquote” or “end quote.”

  • End your presentation by looking up and saying “thank you.”