Your task is to hold a 15 minute, preferably interactive, presentation on your paper.
You should pay particular attention to the following when preparing your presentation:
- What is the motivation of the research?
- What related work has been performed?
- How the research was conducted, both how data were collected and analyzed?
- What are the key findings?
- What insights/lessons learned?
You may have to decide what to present as in many cases, it’s unlikely to present every detail of a paper in 15 minutes.
You should identify a few interesting / critical questions to discuss with the class.
Tips for preparing presentation slides
When preparing your slides, keep the following in mind:
- Each slide should have one main theme/point
- Slide title should reflect a theme/point
- use minimal text to help audience follow presentation, not to read all the details
- don’t type everything you want to say into a slide
- use just enough text to remind yourself & show important data
- you can add speaker notes to each slide at the bottom in PowerPoint (not for reading out)
- keep text large enough to read
- highlighting may be used to draw attention, e.g., colored text, circles, arrows
- use bullet points
- Main bullets should address the slide’s main theme
- if they don’t, they probably should be on a different slide
- Sub-bullets should be elaboration of the main points
- The hierarchy should be obvious by indentation and/or font sizes
- Include Figures only if they help explain or describe the presentation point
- include brief captions (not figure numbers) if needed, or highlight important data from figure using circles/arrows/highlights, etc.
- figures are more appealing to the audience than cluttered text
- consider reproducing figures if the original is hard to see/read
- May be good for illustrating difficult concepts or point, but don’t overdo it