Scientific talks, “Lessig style”

Nice write-up on using the “Lessig style” of presentations for scientific talks. I especially liked this bit:

I reused slides frequently — even if just to flash the slide before them — in order to remind them of what they’ve seen and to draw connections to previous points. I did this because nobody remembers anything ever, so relying on people remembering a previous point — for which they were probably looking at their watch rather than paying attention to you! — is a sure way to lose people and make them hate you. I found that reusing images was a nice way to help people draw connections between what they knew from my introduction to current topics.

“nobody remembers anything ever”, indeed (myself included).

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