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Is your “Outline” slide really needed?

February 18, 2011 by  
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If you are giving a scientific talk at a conference (e.g., one that lasts 10 minutes), do you really need an outline slide? Do you really think the audience needs to know what the basic content of your scientific presentation is going to be? Even in longer talks, is such a slide really needed? When […]

New Year’s resolutions to make for 2010

January 5, 2010 by  
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If you want to make two resolutions for 2010, here’s what I recommend. One for scientific presentations: I will not start my talks with an “Outline” slide. Instead, I will motivate my talk with something to grab the attention of the audience and get them interested in what I am about to say. Read more […]

Outlines in Scientific Presentations

November 6, 2009 by  
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I asked my friends and colleagues for quotations that I could put in the book.  I had way more than I could use.  Here is one that was not used. This might be controversial, but I never start a talk with an outline of what I’m going to talk about.  If it’s a short talk […]