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Designing effective presentations & posters
Presentation Design Slides
For more in-depth presentation tips and examples, download the slides from the Library's presentation design workshop
Presentation Design Worksheet
Worksheet designed to help you develop a thoughtful, targeted presentation
Sharing your work
If you want your audience and other to have access to your presentation materials, consider posting resources on a site such as the following
Upload slides, posters, and other documents for a public or private audience. Formats accepted include PowerPoint, PDF, and OpenDocument.
A free online digital repository where users can share, preserve, and access research products such as figures, data visualizations, media, datasets, and more.
Google Drive, a free cloud storage service connected to Google accounts, is a great way to host and share research presentation materials with a limited audience.
General Presentation Principles
The following core principles apply whether you're creating a poster presentation or slides to accompany an oral presentation
Think and communicate
: Humans remember images and words better than words alone.
: Keep your slides or poster design simple and use a consistent style (fonts, colors)
: Keep your audience focused on your most important points
Hook and Preview
Methods, Data and/or Details (Don't dwell overlong here)
Conclusion and Takeaways
to help people remember your points
thinking to choose impactful and meaningful images
Avoid "slide-uments" (slides that contain a high level of text detail). To communicate detail, make a
as well as a
Learning Services & Engineering Librarian
Centennial Science & Engineering Library, Room L259
Life Sciences Librarian
Centennial Library -- Room L166
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Jun 18, 2020 5:26 PM
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