A quick Google search will bring you to tons of sites that illustrate the “rules for a good oral presentation". Regardless, today I’d like to share with you the same tips I shared with my BIOL110 students. I bet you're getting annoyed with all of my quotes in this post, but my definition of "good" might be different from yours, and you should always go with whatever you are most comfortable with when presenting. With that in mind, here are my tips! tl;dr [too long, didn't read] graphic at the bottom of the post :)
#1: Be Organized.
You may recall that I gave this very same tip when I wrote about my "top three teaching tips". I'm a big fan of being organized in almost all aspects of my life (I say almost because if I didn't then Dan would yell at me about never actually hanging things up in the closet...). But this tip is especially important for oral presentations. Think of them as a more elaborate flip book - you only get one chance to get your point across on each slide, and the entire presentation as a whole really.