We’ve all been to some *bad* science presentations over the years. Heck, I think I’ve given a few. No more! This 6 minute video (by 2 UM students) points out some common issues with Powerpointing and how to have your audience salivating for more of your data.
From the author:
I think there should be more of an acceptance of “walking out of talks” in science. I have been tempted so many times to get up and walk out in the middle of a presentation or even to heckle the presenter with “Did you actually prepare in any way for this talk? I take time out my day/experiments/writing to see this” As a graduate student I feel it’s a bit too bold and sophomoric though to do such a thing. It will have to wait until I am old and cranky to get away with it. I’ve seen big shot professors stand in the back and walk out though if the presentations are bad though.
Hat tip Tim!