Participant Resources


Help with Presentation Style

Check out past UCSF Postdoc Slam competitions and past UCSF Grad Slam competitions: Read about past competitions, watch videos of full events or individual videos of prizewinning talks.

"How to Win the 3MT" slideshow with good tips from the Australian National University's Dr. Inger Mewburn.

Video of Jean-luc Doumont speaking on communicating science to non-scientists (1 hr)

"Showcase" of Three Minute Thesis winners from around the world (University of Queensland website)

Death by PowerPoint by comedian Don McMillan (if you need a laugh)

How to Give a Talk website created by David L. Stern, a biologist at Janelia Research Campus, part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Site strongly recommended by the 2014 3MT winner at UCSF, Sama Ahmed.

A Checklist for Communicating Science and Health Research to the Public is a handy set of succinct reminders developed by the NIH.

Resources at UCSF

"Communicating Professionally" area of the website of the UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development. 

UCSF Learning Technologies offers video equipment for loan and multimedia workstations. Staff available 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit website to reserve workstations or equipment.


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