Some might think that scientific communication is « only » about… communication. Somebody creates a powerpoint, gives it to you and you just have to show up and elaborate on what appears on screen. Well, let me tell you : fortunately, there is a little bit more of creativity involved here !
I don’t think I would be able to speak on someone else presentation. I had to do it in the past, and it always turn out to be a catastrophe. Which totally makes sense somehow. Our minds are all wired in a different way, and no doubt : my preference will always go towards what I create.
And when it comes to powerpoint presentations, I have a lot of them (if you don’t believe me, look at my Slideshare that showcase only a fraction of my creations).
I like them all, especially the most recent ones on which I spent much more time (because the more you create, the more complex it gets somehow – in my opinion, always a good sign). I created them so they serve their purpose of sharing knowledge. I don’t like to let them sit on my computer.
That’s why I was so happy when I was asked to give this presentation on : « Infectious Diseases Prevention : My Top 20 Tips in Animal Shelters. » I used it only once, during our previous 2015 International Shelter Convention in France. I loved presenting it, and no doubt I really wanted to give it another run.