These are my slides for my 'presentation on presentations' to Saint Louis University undergraduate students - seniors who are preparing to present their capstones at the end of each semester. These slides have been updated for Spring 2021.
transitions to ease movement between slides… otherwise changes feel abrupt ▸ Pick a simple stock theme with clean fonts, high contrast design (dark background and light font or light background and dark font) ▸ Simple slides - avoid too many boxes, colors, and words 2. DESIGN MATTERS DESIGN TIPS
Literature Review • Aim for synthetic slides by topic rather than a slide per source • Follow the argument of your paper - your literature review needs structure and an argument! • Avoid bulleted lists of sources 4. Discussion & Conclusion 5. Acknowledgements
material used in educational institutions and for educational purposes… “Educational purposes” are: • noncommercial instruction or curriculum-based teaching by educators to students at nonproﬁt educational institutions • planned noncommercial study or investigation directed toward making a contribution to a ﬁeld of knowledge, or • presentation of research ﬁndings at noncommercial peer conferences, workshops, or seminars. 3. FOCUS ON CONTENT From https://fairuse.stanford.edu/; see site for details
reliance on notes ▸ Never apologize ▸ Use humor ▸ Use general-neutral speech ▸ Take questions but never condescend the questioner ▸ Express enthusiasm about your material 4. PRESENTATION DAY TUFTE’S TIPS
3 minute question and answer ▸ There will be multiple rooms simultaneously presenting over Zoom ▸ Try to practice over Zoom ahead of time with friends ▸ Check your background and lighting ahead of time ▸ Clean your desktop, close browser windows, close all other applications ▸ If you get alerts on your computer, turn Do Not Disturb on
screen, then go ahead and start your presentation. a. I recommend placing the thumbnail videos in the corner of your screen so you can still see some audience members. They won’t see themselves! 4. When you’re done, your can click “Stop Share” at the top of your screen: