A “Presentations and Posters” Checklist
Regarding the content of your talk or poster,
- What is the key thing the audience should remember?
- Is there enough background material for the intended audience?
- Is any material unnecessary?
Could some of the material be left for people to read about later?
- Is the talk self-contained? Is it appropriate for an audience of mixed background?
- Is the length appropriate? Is the structure right for the length?
- Does the talk have a motivating preamble?
- Is the talk balanced, without too much time given to
- Are complex issues explained in gentle stages?
- Are the results explained? Is the impact of the results made clear?
- What were the limitations of the research? Where are they discussed?
Regarding your slides,
- Are figures uncluttered, with legible, horizontal text?
- Is there any unnecessary animation? Is the style appropriate, or flashy?
- Are the font sizes reasonable?
- Are the numbers necessary? Are more diagrams needed?
- Are the slides simple?
Do they have unnecessary ornamentation or distracting use of color
- Does each figure illustrate a major point?
Does it illustrate the point unambiguously?
- Are there enough examples?
- Do you have the right to use the figures and illustrations?
Regarding the presentation of your talk,
- Have you prepared something to say about each slide?
- Do you explain why the research is interesting or important?
- Is there a clear conclusion?
- Have you rehearsed the talk?
What mechanisms are you using to keep yourself to time?
- Have you memorized the talk?
- If you are asked a question you can’t answer, how will you respond?
- Have you rehearsed your manner? Will your enthusiasm show?
- Do you know how to use the equipment?
Regarding your poster,
- Do you know how large it can be, and in what orientation?
- Does it have figures and summaries that support a brief explanation?
Are the key messages conspicuous?
- Have you prepared a brief explanation of the work?
Does it include the why of the research, as well as the what?
- Is there a detail that supports a detailed discussion?
- Is it arranged in an accessible, sensible way?
- Is it vivid and attractive?
- Does the form overwhelm the content?
- self-contained 必要物が全て揃った
- legible 読みやすい
- ornamentation 装飾
- conspicuous 目立つ，はっきり見える
- accessible 理解しやすい
- sensible 思慮のある，道理にかなった