I am going to attend my first IEEE conference on Electronic Design/Verification and am feeling quite nervous about my first oral presentation.
I want to make sure to "sell" my point and ensure all questions are being tackled, and so I am looking for advice related to the organization of my slides. For example,
- How can the slide material complement my speaking?
- How do I ensure that the end-product is not dry/heavy?
- If my work is on for example, SRAM or Post-silicon technologies,is it recommended to begin my presentation with a foil on a collage of the latest news snippets about these topics? This could probably draw their attention rather than picking up some lines from my camera-ready's introduction section.
- Also, how many slides should I ideally allocate for each section of my paper?
I am forced to ask such "trivial" questions as my Professor is on a sabbatical currently and has little/no access to mail for the next few weeks. I have searched the Internet and found some generic advice, like "How to give a bad talk" by David Patterson.
There are some related questions on this site that do not seem to directly address how to organize the content of the slides. How to do a flawless and natural presentation? asks about becoming a more effective orator. Inspiration for great presentations asks about effective design elements (not content organization) for slides.