Advice on Research and Writing
How to read a paper by Keshav,
How to write great papers, give great talks
by Simon Peyton-Jones.
Guin's advice while on creative writing, is no less relevant to science.
Hamming's cool ideas
Bundy's advice to young researchers.
Leone's collected links on writing and research. However, note
that this advice is (mostly) US centric.
What to use for a presentation?
well, for one, don't be powerpoint-less - see
this example from American History
for why not:)