The talk should not last more than 5 minutes and not have more than
5 slides. Please do not violate these two requests. [On the other
hand you would be surprised to know that many professionals routinely
violate these two cardinal rules -- do not be like them!]
- Think carefully what you wish to stay. Then write it down (one page
per slide). Use large fonts so that you can read it from some
- Speak clearly and loudly enough that a listener in the last
row can hear you. NEVER mumble. Most people (correctly) assume mumbling
with lack of confidence.
- Make eye contact with the audience (do not choose one person
and focus on that person!)
- All plots should have axes clearly labeled.
- When making plots and figures please bear in mind that graphics
should be viewable by audience in the LAST row. So use large
fonts for axes labels and titles etc.
- Avoid "dynamic" features of PowerPoint. They tend to distract.
- Avoid writing down full sentences and paragraphs. It is well known
that most people stop listening when they read or hear someone
- DO NOT READ your slides.
- After you finish your talk say "Thanks for listening to me.
Now the to the five slides
- Title and your name
- Provide overview of the project
- The Data