Writing Your Transcript for your Pre-Recorded Talk

Part of the process of putting together your pre-recorded talk is creating a script that your audience can follow while you speak.
  • Try to write your script out before you start recording your presentation. That way everything you say is already planned and you can visualize how your presentation will go together.
  • Try not to clutter your script with so much information. The more information you try to fit in, the quicker you will speak, making it harder for your viewers to follow you.
  • Practice reading out your script out loud to a family member, friend, or even us in the Office of URSA. Hearing yourself speak the words will help you determine how long each slide will take.

Below you will find an example of what your transcript could look like. 

Step By Step


Slide 1: Introducing yourself, what your major is, and what you will be presenting about.


Slide 2: Why This Project?

  • What am I addressing? 
  • What is the background?
  • What is my objective and what am I hoping to learn from this?


Slides 3 and 4: What did you do?

  • How did I conduct my research?
  • What did I specifically focus on?


Slide 5: What did you find?

  • What did my data tell me?
  • How are my results interpreted?


Slide 6: Why does this matter?

  • What is the goal I am working towards?
  • Are there limitations?

Slide 7: Conclusion and Implications