Oral and written presentation of a scientific paper require dissimilar preparation. Properly planned figures carry the theme in oral presentation from introduction through conclusions. The accompanying comments by the speaker, using the slides as notes, explain and emphasize. The planning of figure sequence and practice of the running comments aid mutually in assuring an optimum organization. An integrated delivery results.
The complete and permanent disclosure in the published paper utilizes figures and tables primarily for the display of data. The text describes the research and carries the argument. The abstract, tables, figures, and figure captions should provide a good synopsis of the paper. Complete disclosure requires clear writing which is attained by outside criticism and thoughtful and continued revision.