Giving a talk? Or some other form of public speaking?
Jeremy Fox’s post at Dynamic Ecology provides some excellent advice that should not be limited to ecologists! These are useful lessons for all public speakers. I particularly like this idea:
“That’s also why I start my synchrony talk by talking about Huygens’ clocks and synchronized swimming: it’s a way of conveying essential information while holding the audience’s attention with something unexpected.”
For some more guidance on various types of public speaking consider these tips.
Also, all you folks out there who speak in public should spend a year or two with one or more of your local Toastmasters clubs.