This document is a guide to people who are going to speak at a conference, and are interested in tips and tricks for composing and delivering a successful talk.
It is intended to be relatively light-weight, focusing on the most common mistakes and useful tips. However, it’s not written in stone - any “rule” will have exceptions! Never feel forced to hammer a talk into a set of rules if you don’t think the circumstances warrant.
Following are some useful patterns (techniques that make for good slide decks) and antipatterns (mistakes to avoid).
Talk organizational patterns and antipatterns.
Speaking patterns and antipatterns.