Anupam’s Suggestions for Speaking Skills Talks (and talks in general)

These are not very organized, sometimes repetitive, and sometimes contradictory pieces of advice. Good and great talks come in many different forms, and you don’t have to comform to any format. Feel free to break any rules that I (or others) lay down. But at least think about what choices you are making, and why.

The current clustering of the suggestions is a bit clumsy, sorry: I will fix these when I get some time.

The Abstract for your Talk

High Level Suggestions


Starting Off

Color, Pictures, Labels


Fonts, Design, Animation, etc.

Breaking the Rules

Taping the talk