What is the most appropriate verb to use with "talk" in the sense of "an informal address or lecture":
- "To give a talk"?
- "To present a talk"?
- "To deliver a talk"?
- Another completely different verb or phrase?
Personally I think present a talk sounds seriously wrong. Gibberish, to be honest. But apparently it does occur. Not so often as deliver a talk, which I have no problem with apart from the obvious fact that it's not what we normally say (to wit, give a talk, which is overwhelmingly the standard turn of phrase)...
This graph is from Google's NGram Viewer, which indexes all the words in millions of books - including many written hundreds of years ago, as well as publications from recent decades. To give some idea of the actual numbers involved, give a talk appears about 5000 times in books published between 1995 and 2000 whereas present a talk only occurs about 250 times.
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The first would be the most informal of the three (though not actually "informal" per se), and probably suits your needs.
"Presenting" a talk is less common than "giving" a talk, and would only be used if there was a presentation associated with the talk.
Lastly, "Delivering" a talk is definitely the more formal than "giving" a talk, probably due to the fact that "delivering" something is always more impersonal than "giving" it.