3 Minute Speeches
Three Minute Speeches
The Three Minute Speech Competition, based on an international competition that
originated in Australia, challenges students to present their research or design work
in a very short timeframe in a manner that engages a non-specialist audience.
Participants have three minutes (and one static PowerPoint slide) to deliver a clear,
concise, and engaging presentation of their research to an educated audience of
non-specialists. In these presentations participants are expected to clearly communicate
their research topic or design project, explain what work is being done and how, and
identify the impact this work will have.
- A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions,
animations or 'movement' of any description, the slide is to be presented
from the beginning of the oration).
- No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are
- No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory
equipment) are permitted.
- Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors
exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
- Presentations are to be spoken word (eg. no poems, raps or songs).