Speaking Guides & Tips

The Elevator Pitch.  Can you describe your project clearly and persuasively in 30 seconds?  These videos may help!
Business Presentations.  Check out these tips for an effective business speech, courtesy of Clear Mountain Bank in West Virginia (Sept 2015 newsletter):
Please watch this space for more guides and tips as we develop this page.

 3MT® Competition

  • Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates PhD student research. Developed by the University of Queensland in Australia, "the exercise cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience." The 3MT home page includes examples of winning presentations from around the world.
  • 3 Minute Thesis competition at WVU
  • Preparing for 3MT--Tips



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