Rapid Fire Research FAQ
Rapid fire oral presentation sessions are designed to allow for a succinct overview of research findings. Each rapid fire session is scheduled to allow 4-5 minute individual presentations with use of visual media (no more than 5 slides).
The following are some guidelines to consider as you are preparing for your presentation:
- Your presentation should provide a succinct overview of what how your study was conducted and what was found (ie a brief review of your study methods and results). This can include a slide describing your purpose, methods, results and conclusion/implications.
- Practice delivery of your presentation in order to insure correct timing. Speaking too rapidly or reading your presentation slides can lessen the impact of your presentation. The intention of a rapid fire oral session is to provide overview of important research findings in a very specific topic area. The intention is not to speak rapidly, but to speak succinctly.
- Avoid overly “busy” slides that have a lot of wording. Make use of images, graphics, video and other forms of media to demonstrate and explain important aspects of your study.