Tips for a Successful Technical Presentation

Here is an outline for a successful technical presentation:

Part 1: Specify what problem (topic) is being addressed.

  • Why is the problem (topic) interesting!

Part 2: What is the current state of the art of solutions? Or, how is the topic currently being addressed in the books?

  • Why is the current solution inadequate?

Part 3: What is the proposed solution?

  • What is the motivation?
  • Why is it interesting?

Part 4: Discussion.

  • How does the proposed solution compare with others?
    • In theory?
    • In practice?
  • What are the weaknesses?

Part 5: Conclusion.

  • Summarize proposed solution and why it is interesting.
  • Summarize weaknesses.
  • Identify open questions.

March 30, 2011  Posted in: Education  
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