There are two basic models for a conference presentation. On the first you’ll read a paper aloud. On the second model, you won’t read a paper aloud but will give your talk using slides or a handout. Most disciplines use just one of these formats, but for some disciplines the format will vary across subfields or even across conferences, so you’ll want to determine well ahead of time which format is customary at the conference you’re attending. You should ask your professors or advisor as well as peers in your program for guidance about this. In either case you’ll want to practice giving your presentation so that it is polished and professional.
Most talk use either a handout or slides, but not both.
The following are tips for presenting using a handout:
Presenting with a Handout
Presenting with Powerpoint