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Why some PowerPoint presentations are boring and some are not

Too much information

No figures or graphs

Not captivating

No colour

How to tailor your talk for your audience




Assume intelligence but no knowledge

How to design a good slide (and how that can differ depending on your audience)

Images and Figures

Not too much writing

25-50 words max

One slide per minute

Slide Title- Informative

Why do pseudoscientific products bother pretending to be scientific?

Increased credibility and validity, gain trust from the community as being from an expert or authoritarian source

How to construct a 5 box talk (and assess whether it works or not)

1. Get the audience’s attention

2. Tell them what to expect (Signpost)

3. Tell your story – break into points

4. Sum up

5. End with something outward-looking

Know the purpose of the "And But Therefore" model of story telling in presentations

this happened/this data exits .AND

this happened/this data exists.BUT.

this other data/conditions complicates our understanding or caused aproblem .THEREFORE. this analysis was performed / this resolution was reached to resolve theproblem or understand the circumstances .

Communicating science to scientists

-Primary Articles

-Conferences- Usually through Posters

-Social Media

-Literature Reviews

Golden Rule of giving talks

Sir Gus Nossal - “Assume infinite intelligence but zero knowledge”


Eye catching, not peer review, few take home messages. Engage in discussion with peers at conference

Research Misconduct

Research misconduct is the fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.