Guidelines for Oral Presentations
A well-done, 10-minute presentation of a scientific paper is a summary of a study that includes only the data that support your main findings and the conclusions of these findings.
-Overview- What are you going to present (i.e. type of study and key findings)
-State the problem- Present the data , methods, and results
-Interpretation of the data
-Conclusions- Summarize key findings, control measures, public health impact
Tips on Preparing Slides:
Purpose: Slides should contain only important and useful data and text
-Slides should be horizontal rather than vertical format.
-Text slides should use no more than six bulleted text items, and no more than eight lines of text
-It is best not to use three dimensional slides
-Each slide should present a single concept
-Use key words, do not use sentences.
-Do not read from your slides
Effective bullet text slides:
-Use consistent verb form
-Use the same style of bullet at each level
-Be consistent with capitalization
-Sans serif bold, Arial, Humanist, Optima and Swiss (Helvetica) are recommended typeface.
-Avoid Times NewRoman, Courier, Complex, and Italic typefaces.
-Highlight titles with larger size and bold text.
-Clear slides with black text have good contrast and they project well in an over-lit room.
-Dark blue background with white or yellow text projects well.