Structure of a Research Presentation
- Engage the audience
- Focus the presentation
- Preview the presentation’s structure or content
For each major section of your presentation, follow the “4 S Structure”1:
- Signpost the point (“First I'm going to point out the problem with...” “My second argument is that...” “Now let me explain my methodology.”)
- State the point clearly and succinctly
- Support the point with data, cases, description, relevant studies, etc.
- Summarize the point
- Summarize and refocus
- Audience questions
For more details on structural and content elements, see Engaging Your Audience.