Don't bore them, but don't omit essential details.
Adjust technical level
so audience takes away science content.
in contrast to paper aimed at non-technical audience.
Audiences expect illustrations with occasional sound bits.
Seek out and develop good visual material to illustrate points.
Web is a good place to search. Many images can be manipulated.
(Tools: xv, scanners, Photoshop. Ask friends for help.)
Emphasize figures for biggest positive impact on talk's success.
The old adage -- a young professor covers a lot; an old professor
uncovers a little -- is good to keep in mind. Restrict your topics
so you can do a good job on them: effective, clear communication.
Take home message
What do you want the audience to carry away?
What one thing? Is there a need for two or three messages?
Do sentence outline (one main point per viewgraph).
Then revise it. (revise = tighten/cut
What is point of each viewgraph?
What order leads inexorably to planned take-home message?
Put main point as headline on vg written to fit on single line.
To cite this page:
Turning the Idea into a Talk
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