24Structure is how you place the building blocks of your story.
25Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point. They will not remember more anyway.
26} 45 Memorable opening 1 argument 2 argument 3 argument 1 More details...1 argument2 More details...3 More details...45minutes1 More details...2 argument2 More details...3 More details...1 More details...3 argument2 More details...3 More details...Memorable closing
27You can tell this in...5 minutes15 minutes45 minutesIt is scalable.
33People read faster than you speak. This means you are useless. Too much textCan it be said instead of written? Is there a visual that can convey the same information? Use no more than six lines, with each line containing no more than six words.Too much information per slideEach slide should convey one main idea. The audience should be able to take in the visual in 20 seconds or less. Information relevant to another idea should be moved to another slide. Irrelevant details should be excluded altogether.Small textNo text should be small that 24 pt, including text in an imported figure. If the figure text is not important, Photoshop it out. White or bright backgroundsUse light (not white) text on a dark background to minimize visual fatigue.Inconsistent fonts/colors/backgroundsUsing consistent fonts/colors/backgrounds keeps the focus on your science.Absent labeling of graphical representationsMake sure each figure includes sufficient labeling for the audience to make sense of it, including axis labels for graphs.Too many slidesPresent only the ideas and science necessary to tell your story, not every experiment you have ever done. A 15 min presentation should have slides. Unnecessary animationAnimation should only be used to focus your audience’s attention. Revealing one lane of a gel at a time as you discuss an experiment is appropriate. Swirling in every figure is not.Red/green heatmaps or other visualsRemember that those who are red/green colorblind cannot interpret figures that rely on distinguishing red and green. Use blue and yellow instead.People read faster than you speak.This means you are useless.
34How much is an extra slide? $0.00. Zero Dollars. Break it in several. It’s free.
35What’s the point? One simple point? Remove everything else.
36Ditch stupid “rules” Do you remember the rule: 7 lines per slide or less7 words per line or less?Well, it is just plain stupidIf you follow this “rule”You get a slide like this
37Cramped. Boring. Ditch stupid “rules” Do you remember the rule: 7 lines per slide or less7 words per line or less?Well, it is just plain stupidIf you follow this “rule”You get a slide like this
38Simple Design Rules One point per slide Few matching colours Very few fontsPhotos, not clipart