Guidelines for Presentation

You will probably wish to prepare some PowerPoint slides to support your presentation. Prepare your slides as a PowerPoint file or a PDF which can be uploaded in a Windows based computer. On the day of the conference, all presentations should be pre-loaded onto the conference computers to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers. You will not generally be able to plug your own laptop into the conference projection system.  

The time allocated for a presentation including discussion is 15 minutes. Think in terms of the following slides:

  • A title slide – Name, Title and what the paper is about
  • One slide with the objective of your research
  • 2 or 3 slides covering your research methodology
  • You may have a maximum number of 12 slides – this would mean talking to each slide for only one minute.
  • It is generally distracting to the audience to have too many slides in a short presentation
  • Do not put too much text on a slide – you want the audience to listen to you and not to be reading your slides!