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How to Give a Great Presentation

This blog is primarily about research but at some point most people want to present their research orally. This could be teaching a class, presenting a paper at a conference, or just trying to convince a group of people to benefit from what you have learned.

I have read a lot of material on how to give a good presentation. The basic recommendations in the literature are relatively consistent—which makes it surprising that so few people pay any attention.

Here is a summary of one of the classics in the literature: Writing that Works.

How to Give a Great Presentation: Timeless Advice from a Legendary Adman, 1981 | Brain Pickings.

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