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An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit.....3 minutes.
This is a fun, fast-paced global competition developed by the University of Queensland to enhance your academic, presentation and research communication skills. The competition was first held in 2008 and now has more than 900 universities in over 85 countries participating. Competitors are required to explain their research in three minutes, using one static slide to a non-specialist audience
Details about the 3MT competition along with previous winners can be seen here
For further details of the virtual competition see the Virtual 3MT Handbook
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Please find a number of recorded training sessions below to help you prepare for the next Massey University 3MT competition.
This session will provide some helpful hints and tips on:
Developing your narrative for the 3MT competition; this is not easy given the short time period and often complex subjects. How do you meet the judging criteria in three minutes?, and how to design a slide with impact and a clear message.
Learn top techniques for writing your three-minute speech and five common mistakes speakers make in the competition. Dr Heather Kavan lectures in Speech Writing and will share with you the tips and strategies she wishes she'd known when she was a PhD student explaining her research. When you've finished the session, you'll be on your way to writing a winning speech. Heather has been assisting with 3MT training for a number of years and this is an invaluable workshop for anyone looking to participate.