How to give a good (academic) presentation

Last week marked the end of this year's annual Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) annual meeting in Minneapolis.  I finished up my stint on the board and gave several presentations.  

One of the presentations was in a session organized by the graduate student section on effective communication.  Marc Bellemare from University of Minnesota gave an excellent talk on how to effectively publish in academic journals (as if to prove he knows what he's talking about, he was also awarded the Quality of Research Discovery award at the meeting).   Dawn Thilmany gave an informative talk on how to communicate with stakeholders and extension audiences.  My talk, which you can download here, was on how to give effective research presentations for academic audiences.