Technical presentation and Google Slides examples

Presenting your research work or weekly progress to a large audience or your supervisor is an important skill to learn. Google slides (googleslides) have been a go-to nowadays for technical presentations. Studying real-world examples of technical presentations is a great practical way to learn!

Whether you create in Powerpoint or Google Slides (googleslides), practical tips and good technical presentation practices will help you make an awesome presentation and communicate your ideas and updates more clearly.

My technical presentations are all given in an academic setting like research teams or ML conferences.

During my stint at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur for my MS Research degree and currently Ph.D. degree in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, I had to give several presentations.

To date, all my presentations in PDF format can be found on my Github repository.

If you need to use the PDF slides in Google Slides, you must first convert them to PPT format (Powerpoint) using online converters or other open-source software.

Then you can upload it to Google Slides.

My previous blog article discusses practical tips while preparing for a technical or research (PowerPoint or google slides) presentation. Especially when you have very less amount of time to spare.

I talk about key points to remember for giving technical talks in the first part of this video.

In this article, I will provide a list of presentation slides I have delivered to date at different venues, which you can use as a technical presentation template.

After a great deal of advice and feedback from my seniors and my supervisors, I was able to identify the points of a technical presentation I was blatantly overlooking previously.

My technical presentation examples using Google Slides (googleslides)

1. An article from the reputed Science magazine

The spread of true and false news online, published in Science (March 2018 issue). We presented the above article in this presentation prepared by me and Amrith Krishna Da(a Ph.D. scholar, CSE, IIT Kharagpur). [PPT]

“Paper Outline” slide of CICBA 2018 paper’s oral presentation
2. My 1st conference paper presentation

My first conference paper was “Understanding Email Interactivity and Predicting User Response to email,” and went to present it at Second International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communications, and Business Analytics (CICBA) 2018, organized at Kalyani Government Engineering College, West Bengal, India.

Here, they already provided a presentation template from beforehand which also included the organization of the slides.

3. Reading Group (internal) talk at IIT Kharagpur 

Here, I introduce the topic of semi-supervised deep learning techniques and present a NIPS 2017 paper in this domain titled “Mean teachers are better role models: Weight-averaged consistency targets improve semi-supervised deep learning results.”

4. My compilation for a Research panel discussion

Semi-supervised Learning techniques and Active Learning
I have only provided my segment, which was a part of a panel discussion covering a broader topic titled Leveraging Unlabeled Data and Environment Access for ML.

The discussion panel also covered recent literature on Transfer learning, Zero-shot learning, Reinforcement Learning(with different variants), and Imitation Learning.

Affective events slide
Starting slide of the presentation
5. Reading Group (internal) talk at IIT Kharagpur

Bidisha Di and I presented the AAAI 2018 paper titled “Weakly Supervised Induction of Affective Events by Optimizing Semantic Consistency” in the Reading Group of our research group on 17th October 2019. 

6. ACM WebSci 2019 paper titled “Understanding Brand Consistency from Web Content” at the “Out-of-India” track of India HCI 2019 [Slides]

7. CNeRG Reading Group talk on 17th October 2019, where I presented the AAAI 2018 paper titled “Weakly Supervised Induction of Affective Events by Optimizing Semantic Consistency”[Slides]

Final thoughts on technical presentation examples using googleslides

We hope the above slides gave a more practical perspective on preparing academic and technical presentations. However, these learnings, in principle, should also help you to deliver technical talks in the industry or your workplace.

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