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  • DEATH BY POWERPOINT Kim Cullen, PhD, R.Kin

    SPEAKING ABOUT SCIENCE

    cullenkl@gmail.com @cullenkl ca.linkedin.com/in/cullenkl

  • Common PowerPoint Mistakes

  • Common PowerPoint Mistakes

  • POWERPOINT IS NOT THE PROBLEM

    Its YOU!

  • SO WHAT IS THE ANSWER?

  • Choose to DESIGN a presentation

  • Slides are for the AUDIENCENot for the PRESENTER

  • Use colour to communicate

    Use COLOUR to communicate

  • Dont let colours distract

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  • Use colours to emphasize your data

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  • Choose a colour scheme and stick to it

  • Deliberately choose fonts that are legible and the right tone you want to convey

  • Use Sans Serif fonts

  • Adjust font settings strategically

    SHORT AND TALL

    SHORT AND TALL

  • Adjust font settings strategically

    BIG AND SMALL

    BIG AND SMALL

  • Adjust font settings strategically

    Do NOT make your audience strain to read your text.(15 pts) (30 pts) (60 pts)

  • Use complementary

    font types

    But dont get carried away.

    No more than 3!

    https://designschool.canva.com/font-design/

  • Avoid the Take Me Seriously curse

  • Presenting the data Tables vs. Figures

  • Table&4.&Popula-on,&area,&and&density&of&the&top&12&most&populous&US&ci-esa&&

    Rank& City& State& Popula-on& Area&(sq.&mi)& Density&(per&sq.&mi)&

    1& New&York& New&York& 8,175,133& 302.6& 27,103.6&

    2& Los&Angeles& California& 3,792,621& 468.7& 8,091.8&

    3& Chicago& Illinois& 2,695,598& 227.6& 11,843.6&

    4& Houston& Texas& 2,099,451& 599.6& 3,501.4&

    5& Philadelphia&& Pennsylvania& 1,526,006& 134.1& 11,379.6&

    6& Phoenix& Arizona& 1,445,632& 516.7& 2,797.8&

    7& San&Antonio& Texas& 1,327,407& 460.9& 2,880.0&

    8& San&Diego& California& 1,307,402& 325.2& 4,020.3&

    9& Dallas& Texas& 1,197,816& 340.5& 3,517.8&

    10& San&Jose& California& 945,942& 176.5& 5,359.4&

    11& Jacksonville& Florida& 821,784& 747.0& 1,100.1&

    12& Indianapolis& Indiana& 820,235& 361.4& 2,270.2&a&Data&from&the&2010&United&States&Census.&

    Busy tables make your audience work too hard.

  • City! State! Popula-on! Area! Density!

    New!York! New!York! 8,175,133! 302.6! 27,103.6!

    Los4Angeles4 California4 3,792,6214 468.74 8,091.84

    Better but NOT perfect

  • Figures better suited to display patterns and trends.

  • Figures better suited to display patterns and trends.

  • Reduce CLUTTERBefore After

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    Before

    HIGHLIGHT whats importantAfter

    Introduce Drug

  • The best figure titles are conclusions.

  • The best figure titles are conclusions.

  • Why are

    YOU

    presenting?

  • Why are

    YOU

    presenting?

    Inspire Teach Change Sell

    Determine the GOAL of your presentation

  • Know your audience

  • Once you know, you cant unknow.

    THE KNOWLEDGE CURSE

  • If you cant explain it simply,

    you dont understand it well enough

    ~ Albert Einstein

  • Tell us a story

  • Another classic story structure

    Put into scientific context

  • Make your presentation STICKY

    S U C C E S

    implenexpectedoncreterediblemotionaltories

  • Use orientation anchors

    INTRODUCTION METHODS RESULTS DISCUSSION CONCLUSIONS

  • MAKE ONE POINT PER SLIDE

  • Slides are cheap or really

  • Delivery

  • Be visible & audible

  • Practice makes Perfect

  • If you really need notes, use PRESENTER view

  • Use technology as a pro

  • Before everything else, getting READY is the SECRET to SUCCESS

    ~ Henry Ford

  • Handy Presentation Resources