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Paper Presentation - Tips (Civil Engineering Papers)

Importance of doing paper presentations:

  • It improves your communication skills (English speaking,Body language & Eye contact)
  • It improves your technical knowledge
  • It reduces your stage fear
Thats why paper presentation certificates are given much importance during placement interviews.


Step:1) Selecting a topic for presentation:
This is the first and very important step before we proceed, selecting a topic for presentation,
It depends mainly on how much it is useful for society or science  so that it attracts others view.
It should be a topic of subject and not a subject. many colleges give subject names as topics so we people think them as those are the topics we are restricted to, and search for a topic with exact subject name....this is a useless thing, remember everyone will do this, so there will nothing innovative in your paper if u do this...
then how to select a topic for paper?


here we need to take help of our online friend GOOGLE,now we need something new to present.generally how we come to know about new things?ans ans ans.....think a lot,main source is NEWS media.

same thing we apply here also, to find new sciences or theories we need to browse news sites using google and find what are the sciences in development and what are related to our field and how much they are useful for society.
but what we people generally do is follow the old sciences given by other people already, which find no use in these days, just they give u a certificate.
finally other sources for getting latest developments in sciences is science blogs, forums, journals. try to browse more using google.

Step:2) Organizing your Presentation

  • Identify the important ideas
    Your work (or the work you are presenting) likely has many details, but only one or two main ideas; structure your talk around these main ideas.
  • Create a talk outline 
    Your talk should be organized in a top-down manner. You should have the following main sections in your talk:
    • Introduction, the big picture: what, why and why we should care, and how. Be sure to include:
      • a statement of the problem being solved (what)
      • motivation and putting the work in context (why and why should we care)
      • a high-level view of the solution (how)
    • Details of solution
    • Results demonstrating your solution
    • Critiques of the work (possibly compare to related work)
    • Conclusions and future directions for this work

    The talk should be organized so that the important ideas are presented first, the details second, and the conclusions last. Each section of your talk should be organized in a similar manner: big ideas, details, then summarize.
Step:3) Designing your Slides
  • Slide organization 
    Your slides should be organized like an outline--a few main points, with sub-points under each one. Your slides are a guide for your talk not a word-for-word copy of your talk. List specific points that you want to talk about as sub-topics of each main topic. If there are particular details that you want to discuss, outline them on the slide and keep written notes for you to refer to in your talk rather than writing all the details on the slide.
  • Summarize main points 
    You should have a summary slide of the main ideas at the end. If applicable, Include a list of open questions and/or future directions of your work.
  • It is okay to waste space 
    Add just enough prose prose to present the main points and highlight the main parts of each point. Use phrases rather than complete sentences and use large fonts. You can use acronyms and abbreviations sparingly, however you should say the complete name when you talk about about them. For example, if you abbreviate processes to procs on a slide, say "processes" when you talk about the point not "procs". Similarly, if your create an acronym for your super fast multi-cast implementation, SFMC, and refer to the old slow multi-cast implementation as OSMC, then say "our super fast multi-cast" and "the old slow multi-cast" rather than "SFMC" and "OSMC". The exception is for well-known acronyms such as PVM, MPI, API, JVM, etc.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words 
    Use figures and graphs to explain implementation and results. It is very hard to describe a system implementation without having a picture of the components of the system.
  • Number of slides 
    As a general rule, it should take 2-3 minutes to talk through the material on one slide, so for a 30 minute talk you should have about 13 slides.
    If there are too many ideas in your work to present completely in 30 minutes, then pick one or two (the most interesting/important parts) that you will discuss in detail, and present the other parts at a higher level. Also, you can create back-up slides for specific details that you don't plan to talk about, but may get questions about.
Step:4) Preparing and Practicing your Talk

Step:5) Links to other Oral Presentation Advice

Use these papers and PPTs as references and succeed in your life:

Download Model Example Civil Engineering Paper Presentations and PPTs
Important Tip: Speak in front of mirror before going will increase your confidence
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