Presentation on theme: "Preparing a Slide Presentation for WC2012"— Presentation transcript:
1 Preparing a Slide Presentation for WC2012 Stephen J. DerezinskiExtruder Tech, Inc., Penfield, NYExtrusion Division TPC, ANTEC 2003Mark A. SpaldingThe Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MIANTEC TPC 2008, 2009
4 Background for Slides Use a dark background, such as shown here. Dark blue is most easily viewedby most people and recommended.
5 Text Font and Color Use the largest size fonts that fit with the space on the slide.Use bold font styles.Yellow or white font color isrecommended.
6 Never use red on a blue background like this. Text Font and ColorNever use red on a blue background like this.
7 Text Font and Color Remember that many in the audience will not have perfect visionand some will be color blind.Plan for a large presentation room. Uselarge bold fonts that will be visible fromall parts of a large room.
8 Text Font and Color An example of poor font style An example of poor font sizeAn example of poor font color
9 Company Affiliation Do NOT place your company name or logo on the footer or header of the slides.Company names and logos are onlyto be on the first slide.Reference to any specific commercial item isto be made generically for the rest of the slides.
10 CommercialismTo say the least, it is very poor etiquette to deliver a “sales pitch” on the pretext of a technical presentation.
34 EquationsGood Exampleho, l and n are constants.
35 EquationsAssumptions and conditions that make your equations accurately capture the essence of a process (with results) will be much more useful to a general ANTEC audience rather than a mathematical development.
43 Content Keep the content of the slides close to the content of the paper.
44 Content The best presentations generally teach the audience an important and usefulaspect of your topic.Provide useful conclusions andrecommendations that are backed byquality data.
45 Content State the goals of the presentation at the start of the talk. Slide titles should follow the paper sections.IntroductionMaterialsEquipmentResultsConclusions (or Summary)
46 ContentPresent the minimum amount of information on the slides needed to clearly introduce and outline your ideas to the audience.The details of the work should be in the paper, part of your supporting discussion, and used to answer questions.
48 Tips No more than three key sentences or statements are typical on a goodsingle slide.
49 Tips - Slang Slang words are not appropriate for technical presentations.Slang words can mislead the audience.They create difficulties for our non-UScolleagues.
50 Tips - Slang Slang The temperature of the first barrel zone was dropped to 230oC.was decreased to 230oC.Correct
51 Tips - Abbreviations Use only standard abbreviations. Do not use numerous abbreviations.
52 Tips – Poor Abbreviations Example“The super-duper plasticating extruder (SDPE)is shown by Figure 6. This SDPE worked wellfor LDPE.”The audience will quickly loose interestif they need to learn and translatenumerous abbreviations.
53 Tips – Good Abbreviations Example“The low density polyethylene (LDPE)used had a melt index (MI) of 2. Thecomparative LDPE resin had an MI of 3.”
54 Tips - Write Now Guide Many great presentation tips are given in the SPE Write Now Guide.A copy of the Write Now Guide can beobtained at:
55 Summary Large font, large font, large font Bold font White or yellow font color, never redDark blue shaded background
56 Summary Graphs for numerical results Tables for non-numerical results Diagrams of equipmentClear, labeled photographs
57 Summary Minimal number of equations Common nomenclature and abbreviationsLimited number of abbreviations
58 SummaryA well done presentation will be an enjoyable, rewarding and lasting professional moment.S. J. Derezinski and M. A. Spalding