The presentation should satisfy the following guidelines:
- Your talk should be 15-20 minutes long and therefore include
only 7-10 slides.
- The presentation should cover the same questions that are
expected in paper reviews. In other words the presentation is NOT
a summary of the paper, but rather, a review. Focusing on one
aspect of the paper and elaborating that aspect with an example is
a good approach.
- Tell us what you are going to tell us and why we should care,
tell us, and then conclude by summarizing the main points.
- Plan a definite purpose for each slide. For each slide be
able to answer the question, "Why am I showing the audience this
- Do not put too much information on each slide. Use big fonts.
- Make eye contact with your audience.
- Do not read your slides.
- Speak clearly, project, and practice aloud in advance.
is Simon Peyton Jones' site with more information on
how to give a good research talk.
Here are some example presentations: