I have given a “How to Give a (Research) Talk” talk at the CSE dept seminar series today at QU.
Abstract: Giving a good talk (and more specifically research talk) is a key skill for communicating our work and ideas, yet it is not straightforward. In this talk, I will share with you some simple guidelines that I follow for giving talks, which I think may be useful to a wide audience. I will discuss some key issues that can help you give a good talk. For example, I will identify what should and what shouldn’t be in the slides of your talk. I will also point out what to do before, at the beginning, during, and at the end of your talk. I hope that my presentation will evolve into a discussion, in which you share your own insights, rather than a lecture.