Understanding your audience is essential to creating effective presentations.
Practicing your presentation is important for effective delivery.
A presentation can be powerful and effective with minimal use of slides.
Telling a story increases the effectiveness of research presentations.
Common practice in communication is not always best practice.
Outreach activities, like engaging with public audiences, are ways to improve communication skills.
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