Some Tips For Preparing Your Paper Presentation
First, organize your talk well :
- Read the entire paper a number of times.
You need to be able to explain the details in the paper (even the ugly tricky notation)
You need to be able to provide a critical analysis of the paper
Check out references in the related work section of the paper. (this will help you put the paper in context of a larger body of work and will help you critique the paper's results/contributions)
- Find the important ideas A paper has many details but only one or two main ideas; structure your talk around these main ideas.
- Create a Talk Outline
Your talk should be organized in a top-down manner.
You should have the following main sections in your talk:
- Introduction, The Big Picture: what, why, how, and why we should care (motivation). Be sure to include:
- a statement of the problem being solved (what)
- motivation and putting the work in context (why and why should we care)
- a high-level view of the author's solution (how)
- Details of solution
- Results demonstrating/proving their solution
- Critic of Work (possibly compare to related work)
- Conclusions & Future Directions for this work
The talk should be organized as the important ideas first, the details second, conclusions last. Each section of your talk should be organized in a similar manor: high-level important points first, details second, summarize high-level points last. If the paper is well written, you can use the paper's organization as a guide.