Designing PowerPoint Slides for a Scientific Presentation

In the video below, we show you the key principles for designing effective PowerPoint slides for a scientific presentation.

Using examples from actual science presentations, we illustrate the following principles:

  • Create each slide as a single message unit
  • Explicitly state that single message on the slide
  • Avoid bullet points-opt for word tables
  • Use simple diagrams
  • Signal steps in biological processes
  • Annotate key biological structures
  • Annotate data in tables and graphs
  • Use builds

You can also find this video, and others related to scientific communication, at the CLIMB youtube channel: