How to give a dynamic scientific presentation (2023)

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Giving presentations is an important part of sharing your work and achieving recognition in the larger medical and scientific communities. The ability to do so effectively can contribute to career success.

However, instead of engaging audiences and conveying enthusiasm, many presentations fall flat. Pitfalls include overly complicated content, monotone delivery and focusing on what you want to say rather than what the audience is interested in hearing.

Effective presentations appeal to a wide range of audiences — those who work in your area of interest or in related fields, as well as potential funders, the media and others who may find your work interesting or useful.

There are two major facets to a presentation: the content and how you present it. Let’s face it, no matter how great the content, no one will get it if they stop paying attention. Here are some pointers on how to create clear, concise content for scientific presentations – and how to deliver your message in a dynamic way.

Presentation pointers: content

Here are five tips for developing effective content for your presentation:

1. Know your audience. Gear your presentation to the knowledge level and needs of the audience members. Are they colleagues? Researchers in a related field? Consumers who want to understand the value of your work for the clinic (for example, stem cell research that could open up a new avenue to treat a neurological disease)?

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2. Tell audience members up front why they should care and what’s in it for them.What problem will your work help solve? Is it a diagnostic test strategy that reduces false positives? A new technology that will help them to do their own work faster, better and less expensively? Will it help them get a new job or bring new skills to their present job?

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3. Convey your excitement. Tell a brief anecdote or describe the “aha” moment that convinced you to get involved in your field of expertise. For example, Dr. Marius Stan, a physicist and chemist known to the wider world as the carwash owner on Breaking Bad,explained that mathematics has always been his passion, and the “explosion” of computer hardware and software early in his career drove his interest to computational science, which involves the use of mathematical models to solve scientific problems. Personalizing makes your work come alive and helps audience members relate to it on an emotional level.

4. Tell your story. A presentation is your story. It needs a beginning, a middle and an end. For example, you could begin with the problem you set out to solve. What did you discover by serendipity? What gap did you think your work could fill? For the middle, you could describe what you did, succinctly and logically, and ideally building to your most recent results. And the end could focus on where you are today and where you hope to go.

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  • Start with context. Cite research — by you and others — that brought you to this point. Where does your work fit within this context? What is unique about it? While presenting on organs-on-chips technology at a recent conference, Dr. Donald Ingber, Director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, described the pioneering work of others in the field, touched on its impact, then went on to show his unique contributions to the field. He did not present his work out of context, as though his group were the only one achieving results.
  • Frame the problem: “We couldn’t understand why our experiment wasn’t working so we investigated further”; “We saw an opportunity to cut costs and speed things up.”

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  • Provide highlights of what you did, tied to the audience’s expertise and/or reasons for attending your presentation. Present the highlights in a logical order. Avoid going into excruciating detail. If people are interested in steps you don’t cover, they’ll ask and you can expand during the Q&A period. A meeting I covered on educational gaming gave presenters just 10 minutes each to talk about their work. Most used three to five slides, making sure to include a website address for more information on each slide. Because these speakers were well prepared, they were able to identify and communicate their key points in the short timeframe. They also made sure attendees who wanted more information would be able to find it easily on their websites. So don’t get bogged down in details — the what is often more important than the how.
  • Conclude by summing up key points and acknowledging collaborators and mentors. Give a peek into your next steps, especially if you’re interested in recruiting partners. Include your contact details and Twitter handle.

5. Keep it simple. Every field has its jargon and acronyms, and science and medicine are no exceptions. However, you don’t want audience members to get stuck on a particular term and lose the thread of your talk. Even your fellow scientists will appreciate brief definitions and explanations of terminology and processes, especially if you’re working in a field like microfluidics, which includes collaborators in diverse disciplines, such as engineering, biomedical research and computational biology.

I’ve interviewed Nobel laureates who know how to have a conversation about their work that most anyone can understand – even if it involves complex areas such as brain chemistry or genomics. That’s because they’ve distilled their work to its essence, and can then talk about it at the most basic level as well as the most complicated. Regardless of the level of your talk, the goal should be to communicate, not obfuscate.

Presentation pointers: you

Here are 10 tips to help you present your scientific work and leave the audience wanting more.

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1. Set the stage.Get your equipment ready and run through your slides if possible (use the “speaker ready” room if one is available). If you’ve never been in the venue, try getting there early and walk the room. Make sure you have water available.

2. Get ready to perform.Every presentation is a performance. The most important part is to know your lines and subject. Some people advocate memorizing your presentation, but if you do so, you can end up sounding stilted or getting derailed by an interruption. When you practice, focus on the key points you want to make (note them down if it helps) and improvise different ways of communicating them.

It’s well known that a majority of people fear public speaking — and even those who enjoy it may get stage fright. Fear of public speaking will diminish with experience. I’ve been presenting and performing for many years but still get stage fright. Try these strategies to manage the fear:

  • Breathe slowly and deeply for a few minutes before your talk.
  • Visualize yourself giving a relaxed talk to a receptive audience. This works best if you can close your eyes for a few minutes. If you’re sitting in the audience waiting to be introduced and can’t close your eyes, look up at the ceiling and try visualizing that way.
  • Do affirmations. Tell yourself you are relaxed, confident — whatever works for you. Whether affirmations are effective is a matter of debate, but you won’t know unless you try.
  • Assume one or more “power poses,” developed by social psychologist and dancer Dr. Amy Cuddy of the Harvard Business School, before giving your presentation. She demonstrates them in this TED talk. Power poses are part of the emerging field of embodiment research (see a comprehensive collection of articles related to this research in the journal Frontiers in Psychology). Research on power poses has yielded mixed results to date, but they’re worth a try.

3. Stride up to the podium.Seeing you walk energetically energizes the audience. They expect you to engage them and you have their attention.

4. Stand tall and keep your chest lifted. It’s more difficult to breathe and speak when your shoulders are rolled forward and your chest caves in. Standing tall is also a way of conveying authority. If you’re presenting from a sitting position, sit up in your seat, keep your arms relaxed and away from your sides (i.e., don’t box yourself in by clasping your arms or clasping your hands in your lap).

5. Smile. Not only will you appear more relaxed if you smile, but research has shown that smiling — even when forced — reduces stress. Plus the audience enjoys watching and listening to someone who’s smiling rather than being stern or overly serious, especially if your topic is complicated.

One of the most enjoyable presentations I’ve covered was on animal versus human cognition. It dealt with the evolution and activation of different parts of the brain. By inserting anecdotes in with complex didactic information, presenter Dr. Onur Güntürkün, Professor of Biological Psychology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany, made the topic accessible and compelling.

6. Speak up.The audience came to your talk so they really do want to hear what you have to say. If a microphone is available, use it. I’ve seen countless presenters stand in front of a microphone yet somehow manage not to talk into it. Talk from your diaphragm, not your throat, to give your voice authority and resonance.

7. Take your time.A moment or two of silence as you gather your thoughts or move to a new topic can actually make the audience pay attention. Don’t feel you have to talk continuously, and avoid filler phrases, such as “you know.”

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8. Talk to the audience, not the screen. Making eye contact with one or more friendly faces can relax you and help you connect to the audience. It will also prevent you from reading your slides, which you don’t want to do unless absolutely necessary (for example, if you forget the statistics supporting a particular point).

9. Stick to your time frame.We’ve all done it, but it’s not fun to have to cycle rapidly through your last 10 slides because the moderator has given you a two-minute warning and you’re nowhere near the end. Try to pace yourself. When preparing your slides and practicing (i.e., rehearsing for your performance), make a note on the slide you think you should be discussing when you’re about midway through your talk. This gives you a benchmark and lets you know if you need to speed up or slow down the rest of the presentation.

10. Don’t drift off at the end. I’ve seen people read their summary slide, then nod and walk away. Instead, say “That concludes my presentation. Thank you for your attention.” If appropriate, ask if there are any questions or tell the audience they will have an opportunity to ask questions later.

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Six dos and don’ts of PowerPoint slides

1. Less is more. Although there are no “rules,” I’ve found that 20-25 slides work well for a one hour presentation. You’ll have a better idea what works for you if you time yourself during a practice session.

2. Create sections. Use a title slide to start a new section or change the subject. This will also help you organize your presentation and make sure it flows logically.

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3. Avoid clutter. Stick to three to five bullet points per slide at most. Bullet points should contain key words — not complete sentences. For examples of what not to do, see this recent editorial in the Washington Post, which urges a ban on PowerPoint presentations.

4. Make it readable. Rule of thumb for fonts: 28-40 point for headlines; 18-28 for text; 12-14 for references. Use sans serif fonts, and make sure you have a strong contrast between the background and text (e.g., black or dark blue text on a white background; white text on a blue background). Don’t use ALL CAPS; underscore a point by putting it in italics or bold (underlining can make the text more difficult to read).

5. Use visuals. In a recent talk, presenters explained why biological image processing and analysis is a hot field in laboratory R&D. The reason is simple: you can tell a lot more about cells with an image versus a cell count. The same is true of your presentation: a single image of something particularly relevant to your work is more engaging and has the potential to convey more information than words.

That said, it’s important to keep the visual simple — an image of a single cell or pathway, for example. If you use graphs to show comparisons or results, indicate what the axes represent and which variables (ideally, not more than two or three) you’re displaying.

Generally, steer clear of videos. One of the few effective videos I’ve seen was of a Caledonian crow creating a tool to obtain food, which Dr. Güntürkün included in the presentation referred to above. Videos of in vitro experiments and imaging results rarely help support a point because the low resolution makes everything look grainy.

6. Check your spelling. Nothing takes away from credibility like misspelled words, especially if they’re up on large screen for a minute or more — or worse, repeated throughout your presentation. After you use spell check, proof your presentation yourself. Let a day go by if possible; it’s easier to pick up errors after a break.

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(Video) Susan McConnell (Stanford): Designing effective scientific presentations


How do you give a good science presentation? ›

Start with the status quo (state of present knowledge or belief) Tell the audience what they will learn (the promise of a change in the status quo) Tell the audience your motivation for the study. Illustrate your Methods & Results as a chronological story. Explain graphs carefully. Mention alternative explanations.

What is a dynamic presentation? ›

Dynamic presentations are presentations that have the latest, up to date information presented in a variety of highly graphic, visual pleasing ways. Instead of someone reading bullet points, the information is provided in stunning graphics and visuals, keeping your audience's attention.

How do you make a good scientific PowerPoint? ›

Designing PowerPoint Slides for a Scientific Presentation
  1. Create each slide as a single message unit.
  2. Explicitly state that single message on the slide.
  3. Avoid bullet points-opt for word tables.
  4. Use simple diagrams.
  5. Signal steps in biological processes.
  6. Annotate key biological structures.
  7. Annotate data in tables and graphs.

What is the 10 20 30 rule PowerPoint? ›

The 10/20/30 rule of PowerPoint is a straightforward concept: no PowerPoint presentation should be more than ten slides, longer than 20 minutes, and use fonts smaller than 30 point size. Coined by Guy Kawasaki, the rule is a tool for marketers to create excellent PowerPoint presentations.

What are the 7 presentation skills? ›

Here are 3 things NEVER to say in a presentation (no matter how ice breaker-y the might seem!).
  • Understand your audience. ...
  • Tell the story of you. ...
  • Create a call to action. ...
  • Use storytelling to make your résumé come to life. ...
  • Rehearse your interview. ...
  • Watch your body language. ...
  • Control your voice.
21 Feb 2020

What does a 5 minute presentation look like? ›

When creating a five minute presentation, plan to present a slide per minute. The five slides, in order, include a Title/Author/Affiliation slide, an Outline slide, a Problem Description/Motivation slide, a Proposed Approach/Alternative slide, and a Summary/Conclusion slide. The title slide names your presentation.

How do you talk scientifically? ›

Read on to find out.
  1. 8 Tips For an Effective Scientific Presentation. ...
  2. Step 1: Understand the Goal of Your Talk. ...
  3. Step 2: Know Your Audience. ...
  4. Step 3: Explain the “Why”? ...
  5. Step 4: Keep in Control With Simple Slides. ...
  6. Step 5: Tell a Story. ...
  7. Step 6: Slow Down AND Take a Break. ...
  8. Step 7: Practice Makes Perfect.
5 Feb 2020

What are the types of scientific presentation? ›

Types of Scientific Presentations
  • Abstract. There are several academic settings in which you might be called on to defend or present ideas or scientific findings. ...
  • Seminars. ...
  • Conferences and Lectures. ...
  • Roundtables. ...
  • Oral Communications. ...
  • Bulletin Boards or Posters.
14 May 2014

What can help you deliver a dynamic presentation? ›

Delivering Dynamic Presentations
  • Confidence: To boost confidence and decrease anxiety, prepare well and make an intentional effort to focus on your audience, not on yourself. ...
  • Posture: Good posture projects energy and confidence. ...
  • Enthusiasm: Enthusiasm is contagious.
13 Jan 2014

How can I make my presentation stand out? ›

10 presentation tips to make you stand out from the crowd
  1. Show passion. The most important thing about a presentation, or any public speaking, is to connect with your audience. ...
  2. Start Strong. ...
  3. Smile and make eye contact. ...
  4. Be entertaining. ...
  5. Tell stories. ...
  6. Use your voice effectively. ...
  7. Body language. ...
  8. Arrive early.
22 Feb 2016

How do you make a good virtual presentation? ›

How to Bring Your Virtual Presentation to Life
  1. Start with your slides. Keep slides colorful and use graphics/photos as much as possible. Don't stay on one slide for too long. ...
  2. Focus on your audience. Make your presentation as interactive as possible. ...
  3. Be dynamic.

What font do scientific presentations use? ›

Some of the best fonts for presentations include Lato, Roboto, Bentham, Fira Sans, Montserrat, Open Sans, Dosis, Libre-Baskerville and more.

How do you present a scientific study? ›

  1. Be brief and concise.
  2. Focus on the subject.
  3. Attract attention; indicate interesting details.
  4. If possible, use relevant visual illustrations (pictures, maps, charts graphs, etc.).
  5. Use bullet points or numbers to structure the text.
  6. Make clear statements about the essence/results of the topic/research.
23 May 2022

How do you structure a research presentation? ›

The presentation should include: a short intro, your hypotheses, a brief description of the methods, tables and/or graphs related to your findings, and an interpretation of your data. The presentations should be no more than 10 minutes long. That's not much time. Plan on needing about 1 minute per slide.

What is the 1 6 6 rule in PowerPoint? ›

The 1-6-6 Rule: Quite simply, each PowerPoint slide should have one main idea, a maximum of six bullet points, and a maximum of six words per bullet point.

What is the 5 by 5 rule in PowerPoint? ›

To keep your audience from feeling overwhelmed, you should keep the text on each slide short and to the point. Some experts suggest using the 5/5/5 rule: no more than five words per line of text, five lines of text per slide, or five text-heavy slides in a row.

What are the golden rules for PPT? ›

  • Each slide should have no more than 5 lines; each line should have no more than 5 words. • Why? ...
  • Use font size 24+ for titles and 20+ for body, and no more than two fonts per slide. • ...
  • A picture is worth a thousand words. • Why? ...
  • Use body language to show people where to look. • ...
  • Keep your presentations under 15 minutes. •

What are 10 qualities of a good presentation? ›

10 tips for becoming a great presenter
  • Know your topic well. ...
  • Outline your presentation. ...
  • Practice your presentation. ...
  • Keep slides and visual aids simple. ...
  • Keep an engaging pace and tone. ...
  • Take a voice lesson. ...
  • Eliminate filler words. ...
  • Use eye contact and positive body language.

How many slides do I need for a 20 minute presentation? ›

Some recommend 20 slides for a 20-minute presentation, with an allocation of a minute of speaking time per slide. My take is that it's not always necessary to have a set time per slide. Just spend more time on the slides where you've got more to say.

How many slides should a 7 minute presentation be? ›

Some experts recommend 1 to 2 slides per minute, or 30 to 60 slides for an hour-long talk. That's about the average count in corporate presentations—but most of them cram too much information on each slide. If you've broken your content down to one idea per slide, you may end up with more than 60 slides.

How many slides should a 5 minute presentation be? ›

How many slides are in a 5-minute presentation? Generally speaking, you'll want to stick to just five or six slides for a five-minute presentation, but there's no set limit on how many yours will require. You may choose to have twenty slides and to spend about 10 or 15 seconds on each depending on your subject matter.

Why is talk important in science? ›

Discussions are an integral part of doing science. When students have conversations in which they share their observations, interpret evidence, and explain their findings, they support one another in making connections, refining ideas, and developing new perspectives.

How do you prepare for a science conference? ›

How to get the most out of a scientific conference
  1. Prepare in advance. ...
  2. Talk to your colleagues about their schedules. ...
  3. If you are presenting a poster, practice! ...
  4. Talk to vendors. ...
  5. Think comfort. ...
  6. Prepare your elevator pitch. ...
  7. Network. ...
  8. Attend conference social events.

Why do inexperienced speakers often choose to use a manuscript presentation? ›

When you are an inexperienced and nervous speaker, speaking from a manuscript is the easiest and safest mode of delivery. How you deliver your speech is not as important as how you research and prepare your speech.

What are the skills required to defend the questions asked by the audience after a scientific presentation? ›

Framework for responding to questions
  • Listen to the whole question. You don't have to answer a question immediately. ...
  • Understand the context. If you are worried that you haven't understood a question, ask them to clarify what they mean. ...
  • Involve the whole audience. ...
  • Respond concisely. ...
  • Allow follow-up questions via email.
19 Oct 2017

How do you deliver a dynamic speech? ›

In this chapter, we will look at 13 techniques to help you develop a dynamic delivery:
  1. Avoid hackneyed openings.
  2. Use powerful language.
  3. Make your presentation flow.
  4. Add suspense to your storytelling.
  5. Use props to add impact to your presentation.
  6. Use drama to enhance your presentation.
  7. Use the pause that brings applause.

What should u do to impress audience in PPT presentation? ›

5 Ways to Impress Your Audience with Dynamic PowerPoint...
  • Leverage the Power of PowerPoint. PowerPoint can be used as an incredibly effective visual aid. ...
  • Make Eye Contact. ...
  • Personality Is an Asset. ...
  • Use Humor When Appropriate. ...
  • Vary Speaking Style and Language.

How do I impress a PowerPoint presentation? ›

Here are basic tactics that will help you create and refine presentations that engage and impress:
  1. Don't start with PowerPoint. ...
  2. Use all the slides you need. ...
  3. One idea per slide.
  4. Write headlines, not titles. ...
  5. Build a progress bar (wayfinding) into your deck. ...
  6. Use images intelligently. ...
  7. Less is more.
12 Dec 2013

What makes a PPT stand out? ›

Consistency and clarity are key for a PowerPoint presentation. Create a simple design template and stick to that theme for each slide. This helps your audience to understand your presentation better as they can look in the same areas on each slide to receive information.

What are three 3 things you can do to make a PowerPoint presentation more interesting? ›

3. Think Visually When Designing PowerPoint Slides
  1. Choose images that support your message. ...
  2. Go for powerful images that grab attention. ...
  3. Video is also powerful. ...
  4. Limit colors and think contrast. ...
  5. Use a Sans Serif font. ...
  6. Aim for simple data visualization. ...
  7. Limit distracting animations or transitions.
7 Jan 2020

How do I ace zoom in presentation? ›

Zoom presentation tips to bring human connection into virtual...
  1. Do your homework. ...
  2. Tell a story. ...
  3. Visual vs. ...
  4. Let your audience hear and see you. ...
  5. Make sure your Zoom presentation flows. ...
  6. Body language is worth a thousand words. ...
  7. Don't hide behind the slides. ...
  8. Activate your audience.
1 Nov 2021

What makes a virtual presentation impactful? ›

Seek the attention of your audience

Good audience attention and satisfaction are vital component of an effective virtual presentation. Check that your audience can hear you sufficiently. Ask them if you need to turn up your own speaking volume or the volume setting on your computer.

What are the techniques to plan and deliver effective virtual presentation? ›

  • Practice Your Virtual Presentation (Twice) ...
  • Consider Using a Virtual Background. ...
  • Minimize Distractions… ...
  • Share Your Screen. ...
  • Test Your Audio, and Test it Again. ...
  • Use Large Font Size. ...
  • Schedule Time for Virtual Q&A. ...
  • Look Directly at the Camera.
18 Mar 2020

What font is most scientific? ›

Times New Roman is the standard choice for academic documents, and the thesis preparation guidelines of some universities stipulate its use.

Which type of font should not be used in scientific poster? ›

As you want to your poster to reflect the innovative and contemporary research you're conducting, it's a good idea to stay away from serif fonts.

What is the scientifically best font? ›

Question: “Which font looks best in a scientific figure?” Answer: “Arial or Helvetica, always.”

What does a 5 minute presentation look like? ›

When creating a five minute presentation, plan to present a slide per minute. The five slides, in order, include a Title/Author/Affiliation slide, an Outline slide, a Problem Description/Motivation slide, a Proposed Approach/Alternative slide, and a Summary/Conclusion slide. The title slide names your presentation.

How do you prepare a slide for a science presentation? ›

Designing PowerPoint Slides for a Scientific Presentation
  1. Create each slide as a single message unit.
  2. Explicitly state that single message on the slide.
  3. Avoid bullet points-opt for word tables.
  4. Use simple diagrams.
  5. Signal steps in biological processes.
  6. Annotate key biological structures.
  7. Annotate data in tables and graphs.

How do you write a research paper in 15 minutes? ›

A 10-15 minute scientific presentation, Part 1: Introduction

How many slides should a research presentation have? ›

You will probably want to divide up the presentation into a number of sections according to the number of slides you consider appropriate. Allow a maximum of two to three minutes per slide – so for a 15 minute presentation, you should have no more than five to seven slides.

What are the four parts of a presentation? ›

To present a subject effectively, you need to differentiate and optimize these four presentation components: the speaker, the course materials, the visual (i.e., the PowerPoint) and the notes.

How do you make a research presentation meaningful and successful? ›

11 Tips to Make an Effective Research Presentation
  1. Decide what your most important messages are, tailored to your specific audience. ...
  2. Start at the beginning and keep it simple. ...
  3. Tell them how you addressed your question. ...
  4. Tell them your most important findings. ...
  5. Give them the payoff—your main messages.

How do I create a dynamic chart in PowerPoint? ›

With the latest version of DataPoint, simply click to open the Insert menu of your PowerPoint ribbon. At the end of the original buttons, you will find a new DataPoint group with a Graph button in it. When you are on a slide, just click that Graph button and it will insert a new default graph object for you.

How do you add dynamic elements to PowerPoint? ›

After the installation, open PowerPoint and click on “DynamicElements.” Then select “Time” to open the “Time” panel. Insert a new text box and define which mode you want to use. You can open as many textboxes as needed and add date and time displays.

How do I create a dynamic link in PowerPoint? ›

Select that image and click DataPoint and then Picture button. DataPoint will ask you to confirm that you want to turn this static picture into a dynamic DataPoint picture. At the picture properties, select the data connection and set the column to the Excel column that contains the hyperlink.

How do you insert a dynamic table in PowerPoint? ›

In PowerPoint, on the Insert tab, click or tap Object. In the Insert Object dialog box, select Create from file. Click or tap Browse, and in the Browse box, find the Excel workbook with the data you want to insert and link to. Before you close the Insert Object box, select Link, and click OK.

Can you make interactive charts in PowerPoint? ›

You can use Power point itself to create an interactive chart. Just click on edit data in excel to use all the fuctions you want.

How do you show trends in PowerPoint? ›

Add a trendline
  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.
  2. In the chart, select the data series that you want to add a trendline to, and then click the Chart Design tab. ...
  3. On the Chart Design tab, click Add Chart Element, and then click Trendline.
  4. Choose a trendline option or click More Trendline Options.

How do I animate an Excel chart in PowerPoint? ›

Add a chart/graph, select the proper symbol on the “Format” tab in the toolbar. Select the chart/graph on the slide. Select the “Animations” tab in the tool bar and select the animation you want to use. Now by default PowerPoint will animate the whole chart/graph, thus all elements will appear at once.

How do you animate text in PowerPoint? ›

On the slide, select the box that contains your text. On the Animations tab, select the Add Animation drop-down menu, and select an animation, such as Appear, Fade In, or Fly In.

How do you get dynamic time? ›

The DynamicTime.exe is the installation setup and it is best to execute by a user with administrative rights. After installation, you will see a new Dynamic Elements menu item in the PowerPoint ribbon. When you click to open this Dynamic Elements menu option, then you will see the Dynamic Time button in the group.

How many types of animation effects are there in the presentation software explain them? ›


There are four types of animation effects in PowerPoint – entrance, emphasis, exit and motion paths.

What is a dynamic Link in PowerPoint? ›

It links the data back to Excel and the CHART can be reformatted in any way inside PPT even the chart style can change from say line chart to pie chart for example.

How do I create a dynamic Link in Word? ›

Option 2
  1. Click the desired location for the hyperlink.
  2. Press Ctrl + F9, and then type the following: { HYPERLINK "" }
  3. Nest a REF inside of the HYPERLINK. Inside of the quotation marks click Ctrl + F9, and then insert the name of the bookmark in quotes. ...
  4. Update both the REF and Hyperlink.
  5. Save and Run.
13 Nov 2020

What is a dynamic Link? ›

Dynamic Links are smart URLs that allow you to send existing and potential users to any location within your iOS or Android app. They survive the app install process, so even new users see the content they're looking for when they open the app for the first time. Dynamic Links are no-cost forever , for any scale.

How do I Link Excel to dynamic data updates in PowerPoint? ›

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  1. Create a chart in Excel and copy it.
  2. Use Paste Special option and paste the copied chart into PowerPoint with data link.
  3. Click on File > Info > select Automatic for Update option > Close.
  4. Now save the PowerPoint and Excel files and close them.

What is the necessary thing you must include in presenting your data? ›

  • 1) Make sure your data can be seen. ...
  • 2) Focus most on the points your data illustrates. ...
  • 3) Share one — and only one — major point from each chart. ...
  • 4) Label chart components clearly. ...
  • 5) Visually highlight “Aha!” zones. ...
  • 6) Write a slide title that reinforces the data's point. ...
  • 7) Present to your audience, not to your data.
14 Feb 2020

Can PowerPoint pull data from Excel? ›

Try it! In PowerPoint, you can embed tables and worksheets from Excel in your presentation slides. In Excel, click and drag to highlight the cells you want to copy. Right-click the copied cells and select Copy.


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