How to give a quals practice talk

Here's a collection of random tips for giving a successful practice talk, based on my experience giving and attending quals practice talks at the University of Washington. Following these tips won't guarantee that you have a good presentation, but they address some of the more common issues that come up in practice talks, especially for students just learning presentation skills.

Although some of this is specific to the UW CSE qualifying exam process, I hope that much of the advice is generally useful. I give thanks to the UW CSE department for teaching its students excellent presentation skills and having a student culture that encourages friends to help each other learn how to give great talks.

Organization and Content

Presentation

Niceties

The Audience


Tessa Lau | tlau-www@tlau.org
Last modified on 02/21/04