Great advice from Simon Peyton Jones at Microsoft Research.
"Posters are a key component of communicating your science and an important element in a
successful scientific career. Posters, while delivering the same high-quality science,
offer a different medium from either oral presentations  or published papers , and
should be treated accordingly. Posters should be considered a snapshot of your work intended
to engage colleagues in a dialog about the work, or, if you are not present, to be a summary that
will encourage the reader to want to learn more. Many a lifelong collaboration  has begun in
front of a poster board. Here are ten simple rules for maximizing the return on the
time-consuming process of preparing and presenting an effective poster."
by Frank R. Kschischang. "These notes are a collection of a few simple guidelines for preparing and delivering a 'talk.' The basic principles are applicable in defence of your thesis, at conferences, in giving research progress reports and the like."
"Continuing our “Ten Simple Rules” series [1–5], we consider here what it takes to make
a good oral presentation. While the rules apply broadly across disciplines, they are
certainly important from the perspective of this readership. Clear and logical delivery of
your ideas and scientific results is an important component of a successful scientific
career. Presentations encourage broader dissemination of your work and highlight work that
may not receive attention in written form."
by James Allan. "The purpose of this page is to present some ideas about presentation style. These are all surface issues and do not address the actual content of your talk (because it is, of course, spectacular)."
by Search Masters International recruiter Dave Jensen. "Your ability to understand the chemistry at work in relationships with your colleagues will allow you to make the slight change of approach that might be necessary for good communication."
by Search Masters International Recruiter Dave Jensen. "Speaking before an audience offers a great opportunity to convey your thoughts; to teach, to convince, to enlighten. The skills required here are basically the same regardless of whether you are delivering a research paper to several hundred scientists at a national meeting, or presenting your proposed budget to a small group of senior executives. Oral presentation skills are one of the best "career enhancers" that you can add to your collection of marketable qualities. Because of this, we'd like to offer you a collection of ideas on how to improve your personal presentation style and effectiveness in front of a group."
A collection of advice about how to do research and how to communicate effectively (primarily for
Stephen C. Stearns outlines writing issues facing those in doctoral programs.
by Eugene Lerman at UIUC. Useful advice on how to give a successful job talk at a research university.
"As a doctoral student or postdoc seeking a professorship, your academic job talk may well be the most important presentation you will ever give. An excellent talk can get you the job, while a poor one will almost surely eliminate you from contention."
by Michael A. Covington, University of Georgia
"Giving a talk is more difficult that it seems. Especially when your talk is about a high-level computing science subject. There are syntactical as well as semantical forms to be observed, and these might differ per environment. Timing is an issue, and keeping the audience attention is too. Being a computing scientist, it is probable that you will be asked to give a (large) number of talks during your career. As these talks have some points in common, we will focus on those points."
Great tips from the organizers of PubCon
by Alka Agrawal, Science's Next Wave. "Few people like to get up in front of a room full of people and speak. In fact, surveys have shown that people fear public speaking more than death, which leads comedian Jerry Seinfeld to quip that the average person at a funeral would be better off in the casket than giving the eulogy."
Great tips from 43 Folders.
Great tips on writing effective papers and on how to review papers.
by Mary Helen Briscoe. "Mary Helen Briscoe has done every speaker, conference goer and publisher a tremendous service by providing this readable manual on how to visually present scientific information. This book should be on the shelf of every educator, researcher, lab and library. It should also be required reading for any new scientist giving a paper, presenting a poster or submitting an article." -- Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Science