Technical Paper Presentation

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The technical paper presentation is an essential part of conferences and events, where researchers and professionals showcase their findings and share their knowledge with others in the field. It provides an opportunity to present research papers, posters, and other technical content, allowing presenters to delve into their work and engage with the audience.


When it comes to technical paper presentations, adhering to time limits is crucial. Oral presentations are typically limited to 8 minutes, followed by a 2-minute question and answer session with judges. A maximum of 12 slides is allowed, and the Times New Roman font is recommended for readability. It is important to strictly follow the time limit, as exceeding it may lead to the deduction of marks. Any animations or videos included should be played within the allotted time frame.

Guidelines for Presentation

Presentations should be conducted on-stage, using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (.ppt) format. All necessary audio-visual equipment, including computers, microphones, speaker systems, and digital projection systems, will be provided. It is encouraged for all authors to speak during the presentation but without exceeding the time limit. Prior to the event, a soft copy of the presentation must be submitted by the designated deadline, ensuring that it meets the specified format requirements.

Tips for Text and Slide Design

To make the content visually appealing and easy to comprehend, it is advisable to keep the text as brief as possible. Data and information are better organized when presented in bullet points. Each slide should contain no more than 10 lines of text or points. Additionally, it is essential to ensure that all text is large enough to be legible from the back of the auditorium.

Slide Background and Readability

Selecting an attractive and relevant picture for the title slide can captivate the audience’s attention. For subsequent slides, it is crucial to use contrasting colors for the background and text, making it easier to read. Using a light background with dark print or a dark background with light print is recommended. However, using a dark background with dark print or a light background with light print should be avoided, as it hampers readability.

Utilizing Graphs, Figures, and Photographs

Instead of lengthy text, employing well-designed graphs, figures, and photographs is highly recommended. Graphs and figures provide a visual representation of data, making it easier to understand. Whenever possible, data should be presented graphically rather than in tables. Remember, a photograph can often convey more information than a thousand words.

A Sample Technical Paper Presentation (8 minutes duration) (12 slides)

A sample technical paper presentation typically follows a structure consisting of various sections. Here is an outline of a possible structure to consider:

  1. Title Slide: Introduce yourself and the paper’s title. Use an attractive and relevant picture as the background.
  2. Introduction: Briefly introduce your topic and paper title, while providing relevant and meaningful points.
    3-4. Problem and Theories: State the problem you are addressing and the associated scientific theories briefly. Use examples and consider using visuals.
  3. Methods (Optional): Summarize your method of literature or content analysis on one slide, if applicable.
    6-12. Results and Discussion: The majority of slides are dedicated to presenting results, discussing hypotheses, and drawing conclusions. Recap descriptive statistics, if available, and provide scientific proof to support your hypotheses. Discuss the practicality of each hypothesis and emphasize the significance of your research. Lastly, mention what further steps should be taken in relation to your findings.
  4. References: Include the top five or six references for your paper, mentioning them in bullet points. Avoid common websites and focus on books and research papers.
  5. “Thank You” Slide: Conclude your presentation with a slide expressing gratitude and, if desired, allow for questions from the audience.

By following these guidelines, presenters can effectively deliver their technical paper presentations, engaging the audience and showcasing their expertise in the field.

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