- When possible use images instead of text.
- Limit objects in one slide ( 5 object max).
- Reference other papers and resources with footnotes. Put a reference to the main paper (Usually first slide).
- Practice the presentation before the due date, but do not memorize it.
- Build your presentation about messages ( ask yourself what is the message I want to give from this slide ). This way it is also easier to memorize what you want to say (and you don’t feel the need to learn it by heart)
- Explain the main ideas. Repeat them a couple of times if needed.
- Speak with reasonable speed and clear voice.
- Do not read the slides unless there is large amount of unavoidable text (such as a direct quote).
- Use some humor (But do not overdo it)
- Making the test:
- The goal is to make sure all students got the main ideas of the paper.
- Try to ask objective clear facts.
- Do not ask about obscure technical details of the paper, the audience has not read the paper.
- Giving feedback:
- Put constructive comments to help the presenters improve.
- The feedback is anonymous so be honest but respectful.
- Be precise, and as detailed as possible.