How to Present a Research Paper using PowerPoint [Sample + Tips]

Facebook831TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0Spending couple of months or years in research seems less difficult as compared to presenting it. Presenting your research work to a bunch of experts can be very difficult...

Spending couple of months or years in research seems less difficult as compared to presenting it. Presenting your research work to a bunch of experts can be very difficult sometimes. Your audience will only like well-crafted presentation.

There are certain things you need to take care of. Presenting a research paper is quite different from a talk or any other presentation. In research paper presentation, you are going to discuss everything that you have done and achieved during your research in limited time.

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There is a specific outline that experts recommend that you must follow during your research paper presentation.

Research Paper Presentation Outline


Give the brief introduction of your work. For example, if you are going to work on a disease than describe the

disease. Focus on the things on which you have worked on. If you are working on genes of that disease then it will be important discuss the genetic pathways of the disease in your introduction.

You may discuss the “problem” on which you have worked on during your research.

Things that you need to remember,

  • Focus on the relevant information
  • Do not more than 3 slides on the introduction


It’s about the recipe and spices of your research work. Mention all the materials that were required to do the task and how miraculously you did it.  Using flowcharts in your PowerPoint slides can help you to present it in the more engaging way.

Try to fit it in 2 slides only. Emphasis on any special equipment or build that you have used during your work.


Tell your audience about the verifiable objectives you had while doing this research. It doesn’t matter if they vary from your results, it is necessary to tell the audience what were you looking for.

  • Consume only one slide
  • Make it concise
  • You are allowed to use fancy words or good vocabulary here

Results and Discussion

Write down your results, most possibly in the form of the table. Try not to confuse your audience with so much numerical data so charts will work fine. Highlight if you have something novel in your results.


Try to interpret your results in 2-3 points. The conclusion must be very meaningful for audiences. It must not be ambiguous. Usually, a single statement is enough.

Future Recommendations

What can be done more on your particle topic? This is very important if you are going to pursue the same topic in your further studies. It will help you to have a future objective for yourself.

Tips for Research Paper Presentations

  • There should be 5*5 rules in each slide. I.e. there are five words in one sentence and there should be five lines on one slide.
  • Data should be in the form of small key points or bullets. Data should not be in paragraph form on the slide. It should be precise. Slides are not for the audience it just hints for the presenter. The presenter should explain all terms and every concept that is written on slide.
  • Standard heading size is 44 while standard text size is 32.
  • Make link of one slide with the second slide during the presentation. For example, tell the audience what they will listen and see in next slide.
  • The template of PowerPoint presentation should not have shocking color. Text color should be in contrast with template color. If somewhere in slides text color is same as template audience would not be able to see what is written on it.
  • There should be slide number on every slide except title slide.
  • All slides should be in homogeneity. The presenter should use either upper case or lower case alphabets in the text of the whole presentation.
  • There should be the use of animations but no use of transitions.
  • There should be a table of content of presentation on the slide next to title slide. By explaining this presenter should give an overview of the whole presentation.

Paper Presentation Sample

To help our readers, I have made a template for paper presentation. I hope it will be helpful for you. Research paper presentation sample Download.



Author is a Science Journalist and Cyberbullying Activist. He Founded Cyberbullying Awareness Oragnization in Pakistan.
9 Comments on this post.
  • mm
    Atif Iqbal
    30 September 2017 at 8:31 pm
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    Simple and useful article. Keep it up, also write about ”Project Report ”

    • Haseeb
      30 September 2017 at 8:39 pm
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  • Badmus Oladimeji
    19 May 2018 at 11:56 am
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    well articulated. thanks for sharing this.

    • Haseeb
      19 May 2018 at 5:18 pm
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      Thank you for your kind remarks. Please keep visiting and sharing our website

  • keke collins
    25 May 2018 at 12:20 am
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    Hey, nice work.I will love to have a copy of this work sent to my mail, ([email protected]),thanks a million

    • Haseeb
      25 May 2018 at 2:39 pm
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      Dear keke
      You can use the “email” share option at the bottom of the article. Thank you for endorsing our work

  • Vrushikesh
    26 September 2018 at 8:12 pm
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    Can you mail it on gmail

    • Haseeb
      30 September 2018 at 2:59 pm
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      Dear Vrushikesh,
      You can download it just by clicking the links. If failed to do so, Please feel free to comment again. I’ll email you

  • kazuki
    22 October 2018 at 5:08 am
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