The primary goal of an orally presented scientific report is to present a record of
research work and to communicate ecological ideas inherent in that work in a short period of time. Usually oral presentations are created using PowerPoint and are around 15 minutes in length, so brevity and directness is essential. Try to only have about a slide for every 45 seconds or minute that you have to present. As a consequence, if you are presenting for 15 minutes, you should have between 15 and 20 slides.
The author should describe the procedures followed, the results obtained,
and then place these results in perspective by relating them to existing
knowledge and by interpreting their significance for future study.
The following is a set of notes to help you produce well-structured, well-written
PowerPoint reports (and hence, good grades!), and to help train you in the process
of scientific writing that will be orally presented.