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1 Making Good PowerPoint Slides

2 Points to be Covered Outline Slide Structure Fonts Color Background Graphs Spelling and Grammar Conclusions Questions

3 Some details FIRST SLIDE: PUT YOUR NAME AND AFFILIATION, AND NAMES OF ALL GUIDES AND THEIR AFFILIATIONS (DEPTS, ORGANIZATIONS, etc.) TIME FOR SYNOPSIS: 25 MIN + 5 MIN Q&A; MAX 15 SLIDES (STRICTLY) TIME FOR ABSTRACTS: 40 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A; MAX 30 SLIDES (STRICTLY)

4 Outline Make your 1 st slide an outline of your presentation Follow the order of your outline Only place main points on the outline slide

5 Slide Structure Plan for about minutes per slide in your presentation Write in point form, not complete sentences, i.e., use key words and phrases Not everything needs to be presented: choose material to be put on slides Slides should be un-cluttered and use bullets

6 Fonts Use 28-point (Caps) font-size for text and 32 point (Caps) for titles/headings Use a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial

7 Color Use colors so that the text contrasts sharply with the background Make a mock presentation and see your slides presented on a screen/wall (and not on a computer screen only)

8 Background Use backgrounds such as this one that are attractive but simple Use backgrounds which are light Use the same background consistently throughout your presentation

9 Graphs Use graphs rather than charts and words – Data in graphs is easier to comprehend and retain than is raw data – Trends are easier to visualize in graphical form Always title your graphs

10 Spelling and Grammar Proof your slides for: – spelling mistakes – the use of repeated words – grammatical errors you might have made If English is not your first language, please have someone else check your presentation

11 REFERENCES: STYLE (FULL INFORMATION NEEDED) FOR RESEARCH PAPERS, USE: Chiu, W. Y., Carratt, G. M. and Soong, D. S., A Computer Model for the Gel Effect in Free-Radical Polymerization, Macromolecules, 16, (1983). FOR BOOKS, USE: Beveridge, G. S. G. and Schechter, R. S., Optimization: Theory and Practice, New York: McGraw-Hill, New York, 1970.

12 Conclusion Use a conclusion slide to: – Summarize the main points of your presentation – Suggest future avenues of research

13 Questions?? End your presentation with a simple question slide to: – Invite your audience to ask questions – Provide a visual aid during question period


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