You have probably been assigned many speeches or oral presentations in classes you’ve taken here at Baruch and elsewhere, and you’ve been in the audience for even more.
As you prepare for your next presentation, it might be useful to learn a little more about what moves successful speakers make, and to see those moves in action.
We’ve made two sets of videos to do just that:
- Videos of short speeches, annotated to highlight specific public speaking techniques as the speaker uses them
- Videos for each technique, compiled to showcase different ways of using the same technique successfully
All of the videos are drawn from presentations in the international Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). While all of the undergraduate and graduate students in these videos are excellent public speakers, it’s important to keep in mind that the 3MT format is very specific—the presentations are all quite short and focus on original research carried out by the presenter. We invite you to consider which approaches to these brief research talks may or may not transfer to your own presentation formats.