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Thaleia Dimitra Doudali

Thursday, May 26, 2022

3:00pm Lecture hall 1, level B

Thaleia Dimitra Doudali, Assistant Research Professor, IMDEA Software Institute

Seminar on Effective Presentation Skills

A fundamental skill throughout the career of a researcher is to effectively present their research, a paper, a poster or a new idea to other researchers, industry, and society. Presentation skills are necessary for Ph.D. candidates to successfully defend their dissertation and for researchers to give engaging talks and effectively pitch their research ideas during conferences, poster sessions, networking events and job interviews.

This seminar talk will include advice on how to create engaging presentations, practical tips and tricks on how to structure a slide deck and a poster and practice how to best communicate research ideas.


  • How to structure a slide deck, depending on the occasion and audience.
  • How to keep the audience engaged and be confident presenting and answering questions.
  • Practical tips and tricks on creating slides.
  • Demo on Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • How to structure and present a poster.
  • Practice “elevator pitches”: how to briefly pitch a research idea / project.