Like everything else that has the purpose to transmit some knowledge about something, the presentation should have some basic features that will make the things you are presenting clearer to the people who are listening.

There is no philosophy in this or some complex scientific explanation to why those things should be done like they are, it is more a sort of universally agreed upon method of making a presentation. The following article will explain all the features that should be present.


The Front

Every presentation needs to have a neatly designed first slide. This slide should have all the basic information about the presentation on it. The center should be devoted to the title of the presentation and the name of the author or authors. You do not want to put a lot of information on the first slide, just the basics because you will explain everything with the latter slides.


After making the first slide you should consider putting in a short intro about the entire presentation. This means explaining the things you will talk about while at the same time pointing to the major contributions that the lecture will give the observers at the end.

The Body of the Presentation

This is the main part of the presentation and this is where you want to display all the relevant information about the things you are talking about. Some people have the tendency to overdo this part of the presentation by placing a lot of text on the slides. This is a mistake, because people that are looking at the presentation do not have time to read big sentences because they are listening to you That’s why the information you display in the slides should be displayed in short lines that the viewers should glance at if they lose track of what you are talking about and the points on the slides should be clear so if someone writes them down they can remember what you where talking about just by reading a single sentence.

The Conclusion

After saying everything you wanted in the presentation the conclusion is here to give a final remark and to point to other similar problems or further thoughts about the topic.