4 Poster PresentationsScientific posters should follow the IMRAD format (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion).Reference : American Collage of PhysiciansTitle , Author , AffricationIntroductionResultsDiscussionMethods
8 Purpose of Oral Presentations Is not toImpress the audienceTell them all you know about a subjectPresent every little detail of your workIs toGive the audience a sense of what your idea/work isMake them want to read your paperGet feedback on your workReference : Lucia Dettori , DePaul University June 29th 2007
9 Know your audience Who would be there? Scientists expert in your field Scientists not expert in your fieldStudentsNon experts
10 What can you do?จูงใจผู้ฟัง – เริ่มต้นบรรยายด้วยการจูงใจผู้ฟังให้สนใจงานของคุณด้วยคำอธิบายง่ายๆหรือยกตัวอย่างง่ายๆอย่าใช้ศัพท์ยากๆ- บรรยายด้วยคำง่ายๆ ที่เข้าใจง่ายๆ อย่าใช้คำยากๆที่ต้องแปลไทยเป็นไทยแสดงด้วยภาพ – แสดงงานของคุณด้วยภาพ และไดอะแกรม ที่สวยงาน ชัดเจน เข้าใจง่าย
11 The structure of your PPT Introduction and research problemResearch goalsLiterature reviewsMethodologyResultsDiscussion and Conclusion
13 Slide layout - BadThis page contains too many words for a presentation slide. It is not written in point form, making it difficult both for your audience to read and for you to present each point. Although there are exactly the same number of points on this slide as the previous slide, it looks much more complicated. In short, your audience will spend too much time trying to read this paragraph instead of listening to you.
14 Slide layout – Good Show one point at a time: Will help audience concentrate on what you are sayingWill prevent audience from reading aheadWill help you keep your presentation focused
15 Fonts - Bad CAPITALIZE ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO READ If you use a small font, your audience won’t be able to read what you have writtenCAPITALIZE ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO READDon’t use a complicated font
16 Fonts - Good Use a decent font size Use different size fonts for main points and secondary pointsThis font is 24-point, the main point font is 32-point, and the title font is 44-pointUse a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial
17 Color - BadUsing a font color that does not contrast with the background color is hard to readUsing a different color for each point is unnecessarySame for secondary pointsTrying to be creative can also be bad
18 Color - Good Use font color that contrasts sharply with the background Blue font on white backgroundUse color to reinforce the logic of your structureEx: light blue title and dark blue textUse color to emphasize a pointBut only use this occasionally
23 Preparing the presentation Prepare the slides in advanceShow them to friendsWhen you think you are done read them againCheck all animations with the sound on
24 Preparing the presentation Practice, practice, practiceGive a practice talk to a general audienceGive a practice talk to an audience of expertTime your presentation (allow for speed up effect caused by nervousness)Always assume technology will fail you. Have backups.
25 How can I get better? Practice every chance you can Observe others Steal good presentation ideasNotice all the things that turned you offSeek comments from friends and mentors
26 You know something is wrong when questioners ask: What is your research question?What is your dependent variable?What are your conclusions?Why you choose this topic?What is your next research ?Nothing at all (at least at job talks)