When you're giving a talk at a conference, you want to make sure that you're putting on a presentation that is as exciting and engaging as possible for your audience. Here are some tips on how to do that:
Give your presentation a fun title
Cute, funny, or pun-based titles are not for everyone, but if you like the idea then it's fine to use a jokey title for your presentation. If that's not your style, then try to pick a title which conveys the interesting big-picture ideas that you'll be discussing, rather than the fine grain details. This helps people from outside your sub-field to know what your talk is about. For example, “Queen Bee: Social Structures of Hive Species” sounds much more interesting to a non-expert than “Scent-based communication among hymenoptera”.
Use simple, clear slides
The quickest way to turn your presentation from something interesting to something dragging and dull is by throwing loads of text ont