In the world of science, the communication of knowledge and discoveries drives its forward progress. This communication is seen through literature, publications, and even moreso in lectures and presentations. From my experience, presenting research in small settings, like lab meetings, to larger environments, like conferences, is one of the most effective ways to spread ideas and gain useful perspectives for your work. Communicating that work can sometimes be difficult and it is important to master this for future academic and industry-related purposes. Here are links to the PLOS Collections: Ten Simple Rules… series that could help those looking to improve their presentation skills.
Ten Simple Rules for Making Good Oral Presentations
Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation