Hey, I was wondering if anyone had some last minute advice in preparing for a first presentation. I gave presentations in high school and freshman college lit classes and such, but I was never really concerned about embarrassing myself ^^;...usually nothing was all that important...so this is basically my first real presentation. It's at our universities research symposium and the audience is roughly 60% undergraduate students and 40% professors. Most of the audience is unfamiliar with my material (QFT)...so I'm trying to keep things as conceptual as possible and I avoided most of the mathematics except in the statement of the integrals being performed and the end results. I gave a practice talk last night to a friend's hall floor [almost entirely second and third year engineering students] and they said to try and make things more accessible and to give the full wordings of acronyms before using them :uhh: I guess it's sort of unreasonable to expect everyone to know "HEP" or "QCD" if they're just a random science/math/engineering major. Other than those specifics though, I was wondering if anyone had general overarching advice on how to present. I have heard a whole lot of things in the past, but I figured it can't hurt to try and pick up some useful information a few hours before hand :d Thanks for any and all advice!