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Guidelines for Effective Presentations

Effective presentations make learning and technical advances more likely. They also enhance the perception of the presenter in the eyes of the professional community. Boring, ineffective presentations are not paid much attention and often are quickly forgotten. Use the following guidelines to make your presentation grab attendees' attention.


Content organization

Preparing effective displays

Timing your talk

Don't deliver a 35-minute talk in 15 minutes. Your objective is to engage the audience and have them understand your message. Don't flood them with more than they can absorb. Think in terms of what it would take if you were giving (or, better, listening to) the last talk in the last session of the last day. This means the following:

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