UCLA Labor Center

Presentation Basics

The tools and resources presented on this page will help you: (1) organize your (story) research; (2) outline the general components of a research presentation; (3) and provide you with access to open-access (free) presentation software.  

Step 1: Organize Your Research

Prior to putting together a presentation, you need to organize your research.  While this can feel like an overwhelming task (which information do I select?), the tutorial below will help you navigate your data to help you present a compelling research-story.   

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Step 2: Outline Your Presentation

Once your information is organized and have selected which data you will present, you are ready to outline the presentation and allot time for each part of the presentation. Click on the tools below to download additional presentation-outline guidelines.  

Step 3: Explore Presentation Programs

You don’t have to limit your presentation to powerpoint.   There are additional, free presentation software programs that you can access:

Click here to access 19 more open-access presentation software programs

Step 4: Practice, Practice, Present!

The PowerPoint presentations below are demonstrative of the different ways data can be presented. Please not the order of information (i.e., introduction, context, problem statement, findings, implications, etc.) and the types of data presented.

What is Work?

Justice for Janitors

Labor and Community Organizing in Los Angeles



Additional Resources:

You can learn how to do ethical research through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).  Their website has free modules and handouts that you can access according to the type of research you are conducting.  Click here to access the different types of trainings that are available.

PowerPoint Tutorial: Converting the Outline into an Initial Slide Deck

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Presentation Tutorial: How to Create a Storyboard

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Presentation Tips

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