October 16, 2017
You’ve proposed the study, completed it, and published it in a top-tier journal - and now it’s time to hit the conference circuit. In this lecture, you’ll learn how to create captivating talks that engage the audience with your research.
- The structure, function, and purpose of science conferences
- Types of talks - speed, regular, and plenary
- Understanding the audience
- Good science talks are stories
- Focus: Slideshows
- Fundamentals of slide design (big text, few words, great figures)
- Presenting graphs
- Crafting audience-appropriate graphics
- Presenting a graph
- Preparing a three-minute proposal
Presenting a graph
Last week, we picked out a science paper. Take one figure from that paper and turn it into a Powerpoint slide. Present items in a stepwise manner - using animations to introduce each element one by one.
Prep: 15 min 2 minutes per student
See the assignment guide for details. We will introduce the 3 minute proposal assignment and have some time to start preparing.
Slides available via speakerdeck