Turning the Paper into a Talk

Assessing the audience
Don't bore them, but don't omit essential details.
Enhance technical level of talk over that of paper
     so this audience takes away something new.
Figures
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.
 
Coverage
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?
 
Preparing
Do sentence outline (one main point per viewgraph).
Then revise it.   (revise = tighten/cut & rewrite/reorder)
Headlines
Put main point as headline on vg -- written to fit on single line.