Delivering effective presentations | NURS 8510 – Evidence-Based Practice III: Implementation, Evaluation, and Dissemination | Walden University
An academic presentation is a type of presentation that focuses on conveying knowledge and facts to an audience. Presentation approaches for this type of presentation can vary depending on the audience and the topic, but generally speaking these presentations focus heavily on research-based evidence and logical reasoning. It is important for the presenter to be organized in their delivery of information, as well as providing clear visual aids such as graphs, charts, photos or videos to help illustrate key points. The presenter should also anticipate questions from the audience during their presentation and have answers prepared ahead of time.
In contrast, a practice-based presentation has more of a practical approach. These types of presentations are often used to demonstrate how something works or provide instruction on how to do something. Practice-based presentations tend to involve step-by-step instructions with visuals provided at each stage, allowing viewers to follow along with what is being demonstrated. In addition, it is important for the presenter to make sure they leave room for discussion among participants so they can ask questions or make comments throughout the process.
To ensure success in both types of presentations it is essential that presenters practice beforehand and be confident in their delivery when addressing an audience; however overall there are distinct differences between academic versus practice-based presentations which should be taken into consideration when preparing a successful presentation regardless of style or topic area.