Most scientific talks involve a PowerPoint slideshow that walk the listener through the steps experiments and the overall story. But as Vicki Doronina notes at Bitesize Bio, there are other ways to give a presentation.

While she says there are alternative presentation software to PowerPoint — like those from Open Office, Google, and LaTeX — Doronina writes that there are also different presentation styles than the linear one offered by PowerPoint.

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