Preparing for Colloquium- step 2 the talk and handout


  1. Topics/papers must be selected and discussed with an appropriate faculty member the week before the presentation.
  2. The title of the talk must be emailed to Carol Caswell by noon on the Friday before the talk.
  3. Please check out the Example Powerpoint.
  4. The talk should last approximately 10-12 minutes.


  1. The handout should be a summary, not a full printout, of the Powerpoint presentation.
  2. The handout should give full reference, define key terms, outline key points.  The length should be limited to 1-2 pages.  If you use figures, they should be legible.
  3. Photocopy enough handouts for all attendees.
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