How to give an excellent lecture

(As demonstrated tonight by Dr Tom Smith of Davas Ltd)

Start with a good opening slide:

Basic explosive chemistry

This will help get the audience’s attention, if anyone turned up:

full theatre

Explain clearly the theory behind your subject:

shell design

and reinforce your points, where possible, with some practical demonstrations.


Make them memorable.


Of course, if you chose the wrong career, say, accountancy, rather than firework manufacture and display, you may be at a slight disadvantage with some of these.

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