Do not read, unless you are a weak speaker and a strong reader.
Have an introduction and a conclusion.
Keep the level of detail appropriate for the audience.
Be clear and well organized.
Use humour as appropriate.
Use effective visual aids: overheads, Powerpoint, handouts.
Engage your audience with eye contact and enthusiasm.
Listen carefully to understand questions and answer them fully.
Against reason: Zen, Feyerabend. Faith?
Is it circular to give reasons for being rational?
Theoretical: what to believe.
Practical: what to do.
How can these contribute to each other?
To be rational is to have reasons that justify your beliefs.
Foundationalism: reasons must have a basis.
Coherentism: reasons must fit together.
These approaches use different metaphors for knowledge.
Computational Epistemology Laboratory.
This page updated Sept. 19, 2005.