As well as the content you want to deliver, there are some important considerations you should make about the tone and style of the presentation:
A. Who is your audience?
At a specialist roundtable assume a good level of familiarity with your topic
At a big conference assume a well-informed audience with little knowledge about your specific topic. Take the time to situate your research and explain its importance
A safe format would cover these bases:
Overview and ‘hook’ – research question and theoretical framework
Method and case(s)
Background and literature
Data and results discussion
Analysis and conclusions
However, this can be formulaic and stuffy if you follow it like a prescription! Think instead about the story you want to tell. Take your audience on a journey through your research. You do need the clever detail but you must hold people’s interest, it will make you memorable to them and helps to generate discussion and feedback.
Be explicit throughout the presentation what your key points are, what they mean and what questions are raised.