How to Write a 5 Minute Talk

How to Write a 5 Minute Talk | Cosmic Variance

Required reading for anybody preparing a talk for AAS.  Actually, a lot of the advice in here applies just as well to 50 minute talks. My favorite bits:

1. The key to framing the talk is to figure out that One New Thing, and then build the rest of the talk around it.
2. Pick the absolute best single visual to show the One New Thing. This is usually an awesome plot.

7. Now, go back through your whole talk, and eliminate every single word you possibly can…Rule of thumb: If you have to use smaller than 48 pt font, you’ve got too many words.

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