Tips for a successful talk

So you have been invited to give a talk on your research? What should you prepare? How should you practice?

My own top three tips are:

  1. fit your talk into the alloted time
  2. know your audience
  3. don't bury your result

As an example, consider what happened to me recently when I travelled to a meeting of the Alumini Association of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

For more information

There are many good sources for tips and suggestions on giving effective presentations. I've listed just a few below.

This page maintained by Michael Richmond. Last modified Nov 9, 2015.