After seeing Alexei Kapterev's funny -- and instructional -- presentation called "Death by PowerPoint," Berci Mesko says he changed his presentation style to show more pictures and less text, and realized that the point of a talk is not to throw all possible information at the listeners, but to persuade them to look at your work after the talk.

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