Giving a Great Talk Begins With the Right Software
Communicating our work is one of the most important responsibilities of our job as scientists. Although traditional publication is one mechanism of sharing our findings, more commonly we’re called upon to present our research orally. Whether speaking at a small group meeting or a large international conference, the success of our talk may hinge on our ability to craft an engaging performance.
Not that long ago, giving a talk meant preparing slides – actual, physical slides – loading up a carousel and clicking through them one at a time. No animation, no videos, and no last-minute changes. Luckily, those days are a thing of the past and today we have a number of programs at our disposal for making beautiful figures and slides. Of course, as the number of options rises, it’s hard to know whether we should be dropping our “boring old” Powerpoint for something flashier.
So we want to hear from you regarding what you use, and why. If you currently use a program or software to prepare figures or deliver the presentation that’s not listed, please feel free to share it with others in the comments section.
Would you recommend any other programs to your fellow scientists?
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