How to Give a Good Talk

European Scientific Journal 12(1) (2016) 1-10, Invited Editorial

24 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2015 Last revised: 25 Oct 2018

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Zura Kakushadze

Quantigic Solutions LLC; Free University of Tbilisi

Date Written: December 5, 2015


I give my two cents on this subject based on what I have learned from others and my own experience. I avoid various abstract bullet points and convoluted, generic and cliché advice you can Google aplenty. Instead, I base my discussion on real-life examples accompanied by pictures, slides and stories. I discuss three basic parts to giving a good talk: i) picking a right subject; ii) good slides; and iii) delivery. I discuss tools for getting the job done to: i) convey to the audience why what you’re doing is important; ii) imprint a key message onto your audience; and iii) make your talk memorable.

Keywords: presentation, talk, slides, public speaking, finance

JEL Classification: G00

Suggested Citation

Kakushadze, Zura, How to Give a Good Talk (December 5, 2015). European Scientific Journal 12(1) (2016) 1-10, Invited Editorial, Available at SSRN:

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