|Purpose of Presentation
- Present enough to tell the audience that the paper is worth a read and tell a good story.
- Present summaries of all sections of the paper
|Format & Timing
- Consider starting with the conclusion and then explain why you reached it (e.g. methods/results).
- Provide a 1-page handout summarizing your contribution & key points as a takeaway.
- Plan for 10 minutes - it is easier to expand on points than it is to cut things out.
- Use fonts larger than 28 pt & no more than 10 slides.
- Do focus on your results.
- ST save the punch line as a sort of surprise ending.
- Plan for 20 minutes in case there is extra time.
- Use small fonts or too many overheads.
- Focus on theory or methods (unless that is your contribution).
- Do focus on what is interesting and new about what you have learned.
- Do try to start off with a real-world analogy/story.
- Focus on why you decided to do the study.
- Be too conceptual.
- Look people in the eye and talk to them (not at them).
- Identify places for audience input. Ask rhetorical questions at key points and wait for responses.
- For an empirical paper, ask the audience to vote for alternative explanations of the results.
- Consider using brief exercises or scenarios that draw on the audience's personal experiences / knowledge.
- Give a monologue describing your research.
- State the problem, why it is interesting, and what you will add.
- Explain what is new in this model over past contributions.
- Present a literature review of the area (cites, etc.).
- Explain every arrow in a complex figure.
- Provide an overview of why the measures are linked to the theoretical construct. Establish face validity and assure that more rigorous methods were applied.
- Describe the sample measures, and validation of instruments.
- Present what was significant. Explain what the data tell you. People will read the paper to get details if the paper seems important.
- Present any tables with numbers
- Answer broadly what we have learned and what needs to be done now.
- Urge the audience to read the paper for details.
- Review each result and summarize what was significant.