- Your presentation should be centered around you, not your slides. The slides are your props, but you are delivering the material.
- Make sure every slide has a title that is a complete sentence. Sentence, verb, object. This was transformative for me. It ensures that every slide has a point.
- Remove all other text from the slide (other than axes, etc.). Text distracts. The audience should not be reading text, they should be listening to you.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Simple tips to improve your presentations
Lots of stuff out there on how to give a good talk, but if I were to pick my top three tips that would really improve most academic presentations, I would pick these (courtesy of Uri Alon):