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☘☘☘ Letters by Vivek Rai
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How to Give a Good Talk

A collection of useful comments

There are many more ways to get a presentation wrong than there are to get it right. Good presentors (and presentations) are hard to come by. But I believe it is a skill that can be learned and acquired.

As such, I present below a summary of my experiences from watching others give good (or bad) presentations, reading articles, and learning from the wisdom of my mentors who unfortunately had to be at the bearing end of my presentations. Alon, U. How To Give a Good Talk. Mol. Cell 36, 165–167 (2009). Tufte’s 10 rules of an effective presentation

Audience 

Content 

Body Language 

Preparation 

The Talk 

Taking Questions