Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

How to prepare a seminar talk


You want your audience to be interested in what you say. In order to achieve that, you will have to present the contents of a (presumably) complex and boring article in a short, concise, and comprehensible form. The challenge is to convey enthusiasm for the topic on the one hand, while remaining scientifically correct on the other. Focus on the “headlines” of the article. Use a limited number of clear examples to make your point. Do not send the audience to sleep by swamping them with detail.