Some other talk guidelines pages include:
Here is a typical, concept-based, presentation format:
When concentrating on only a few of the methods or techniques, you may also want to say something about other techniques or methods; at least mentioning their names ... .
There are at least two ways to overwhelm an audience with equations. First, you can give complex equations with inadequate explanation. Second, give a whole lot of equations. Even if the equations adequately explained, only the specialist in the audience will be willing to follow what you are doing, and a lot of them will tune you out, too.
The reason "practice your talk" is on here so many times is because it is the easiest thing to NOT do (or avoid doing). This gets more and more true as you gain experience in giving talks...
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nancy Carson) Newsgroups: rec.humor Subject: SPEAKER Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 00:16:00 GMT -Recently our speaker had to discontinue several of his long talks on account of his throat. Several people threatened to cut it. -You have heard it said before that this speaker needs no introduction. Well, I have heard him and he needs all the introduction he can get. -You haven't heard nothing until you've heard our speaker of the evening. Then you've heard nothing. -Our speaker needs no introduction. What he needs is a conclusion. -Our speaker will not bore you with a long speech...he can do it with a short one. -At the place our speaker last spoke, he drew a line three blocks long. But then the police took his chalk away. -You've been a wonderful audience...you stayed.
Newsgroups: rec.humor Subject: A long speech...................... Date: Tue Sep 07 20:01:00 EDT 1999 A man is giving a speech at his lodge meeting. He gets a bit carried away and talks for two hours. Finally, he realizes what he is doing and says; "I'm sorry I talked so long. I left my watch at home." A voice from the back of the room says, "There's a calendar behind you."