The 4 parts of a talk

1. Opening:

2. Body:

This is a series of short stories each consisting of

Short stories are important because people's memories are often short. In a paper if the you forget something you can look back. A listener cannot rewind your talk. The number of short stories depends on the length of your talk; one for a ten min. talk, two for a 20 min. talk, etc..
Make the talk modular. This makes it easier to cut one if you run out of time.

3. Closing:


4. Answering questions:

Copyright 1995
Tutis Vilis
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
University of Western Ontario
London Ontario Canada

Created 28 Sept 1995
Last updated 10 January 2007
Comments welcome: