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Does a conference talk in an invited session count as an invited talk?

Here is the situation: Prof. X organizes an "invited session" at a conference (in the broader realm of statistics and economics), and asks my supervisor, Prof. Y, to give a talk there. Y does not have ...
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How do I politely ask a convenor to not publish my name on the conference website?

I will be presenting a paper at a major conference in the Spring: this will be my academic debut! The issue is that I have a permament teaching job (middle school) that does not permit time off to ...
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Should I lead an applause after introducing colloquium speaker?

I am introducing my first speaker at my university and, since the speaker is rather famous, I wrote a 1-2 minute introduction. The crowd will be interdisciplinary and between 100-400 people. Should ...
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Determining the co-presenters of a conference presentation when the work is already published

I am the lead author of an article publication, and there are 3 co-authors for this publication. I will submit a proposal to a major conference to present the findings of this published work, and I ...
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PhD interview - short (!) presentation

I got invited for a PhD interview to the University of Edinburgh. I was asked in the email to prepare a 10 mins presentation on a recent research I was involved in. I did a sandwich placement year and ...
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How do judges evaluate presentations at an undergraduate conference?

I'm giving a presentation at an undergraduate conference. There are awards given for the best talks. The focus of each talk is what the student has been working on for their research project. What, ...
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'et al' in presentation speech

For giving a research presentation, I will need to refer to papers with multiple authors. When citing in the slides, I use the convention (as does everyone else) of 'et al.' How should I pronounce ...
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In a job talk for a postdoc position, should I refocus my talk to be closer to the research at this research center?

I've been invited to visit a research center for a postdoc position, including giving a brief talk (25min) about my thesis. My doubt is, should I refocus my talk to be closer to the research they are ...
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Dealing with someone who asks many questions during presentations

While giving a presentation there is this guy X, a PhD student and a friend, asking all sorts of questions, even unrelated ones. He is also eager to answer questions of others while he is just an ...
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Let's party !: ways to interact with the students similar to “Science Meets Speed Dating”

My institution would like to organize an event where the students of our university would meet the researchers of our lab(s) and where we could expose what our daily work look like, what are our ...
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What is the etiquette on presenting work-in-progress that's mostly literature review in a conference talk in the humanities?

Is it socially acceptable to present a conference paper which is not (yet) highly original research? Being in the humanities, research requires much of literature reading rather than experimental or ...
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Posting Teaching Videos on Personal Website

Background: I am a fourth year math graduate student in the US. I recently gave a talk in an undergraduate mathematics seminar at my university, and one of my friends in attendance offered to record ...
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Should I correct a course assignment that I already presented? I'm not sure whether the professor will notice the error

In a subject of my master we did a team work (analyse a piece of data). All the teams deliver the slides for the presentation the same day even if we presented it in different days. This work is 40% ...
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Particular tone or rhythm in academic presentations

I always wonder whether there are some particular rhythms (or tones) people use while presenting their work. It seems many people I have seen talking have some particular style and they repeat that ...
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How much can you 'laymanize' a PhD presentation?

I am in my first year of a PhD in France. I recently attended a competition of best presentation by PhD students. It was a 15 minutes visual presentation and 7 minutes of questions. After the ...
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How much unfinished work and unexplored ideas should one share in a presentation?

Background: I am a fourth year math graduate student working in differential geometry in the US. I'm currently preparing a presentation for a graduate seminar at my university, and today I met with ...
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IEEE conference not allowing presentation by a non-author: how can I get the organizers to reconsider?

I have a paper accepted at a reputed IEEE conference. Since my visa arrived late, I may not be able to attend the conference personally (need to apply for a transit visa). I contacted the organizers ...
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How to cite a deck of powerpoint slides with two titles?

I need to cite a deck of powerpoint slides (in APA style). However, the complication comes because the deck of slides which I found online is a compilation of two presentations - there are two titles, ...
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What did Universities use in lectures before they starting using PowerPoint?

On my 'quest' to understand how universities have changed over the past decade(s), I'm curious as to how teaching in lectures was done before the days of PowerPoint (which as an undergraduate is ...
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Two abstracts accepted for oral and poster presentation, but I prefer they are swapped

A conference has accepted my two abstracts in the same track, the first for an oral presentation and the second as a poster. However, I expected the second one would be accepted for oral ...
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Should I include funny pictures in my slides?

I am preparing slides for a short (10min) talk at the group meeting. The talk is about a fairly serious piece of (pure) mathematics, and it so happens that there is a very relevant one-panel webcomic. ...
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Using the title of famous books as titles in presentations

I want to give a presentation in which I want to use the title of famous books as some of the titles of my slides to add some taste to it. Am I allowed to use for example (Great Expectations) in the ...
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Difference between slides and poster presentation

I am wondering that how explaining your work with a talk with slides differs from a poster presentation. Since I do not have any idea, I always explain my poster to the viewer just same way as I would ...
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Tongue slip problem in presentation even after a good amount of practice

How can I overcome the tongue-slip problem in conferences, meetings and seminars? I have read many discussions regarding conference presentation, such as delivering a good presentation, staying ...
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How to give a short talk at big math conference (section talk)?

Context: Very big math conferences are often structured in the following way: there are key note speakers, but also sections on more specific topics, as well as satellite workshops on quite narrow ...
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What to say in one-minute presentation of a poster in a scientific conference?

The chair person of my poster session has told each participant to make an one-slide presentation with one minute maximum speaking time (known as poster blitz or poster madness). I am wondering what ...
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How to deal with presentation time running out in a scientific conference?

I understand that it is not a good idea to speak more after your time is out during a conference presentation. So we generally distribute our total times among each slide depending the contents and ...
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What are some bad effects of bullets in presentations?

I get confused with some comments of JeffE on this question. Those are: ...avoid bullets entirely. Powerpoint doesn't kill people. Bullets kill people. The comments got a lot of upvotes, so ...
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Giving a talk on a paper whose authorship is not finalized

I will shortly be giving a seminar presentation on a research project that I worked on with collaborators X, Y and Z. We have not yet submitted our paper for publication, and one question we have yet ...
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Is it inappropriate to decline presenting paper on behalf of someone else (outside my expertise)?

I have been requested to present a complex paper outside of my own expertise at an upcoming conference. I have rejected this invitation on two occasions stating reasons such as: Not my expertise My ...
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From thesis text to slides. How to ease the process?

I spent a considerable amount of time to write my thesis. Now I have to create the slides for the defense. I thought it was going to be easier, but found important difficulties creating them. I would ...
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Best aspect ratio for conference presentations?

As it is relatively easy to setup an arbitrary aspect ratio for my Beamer presentation, I am wondering what would be the best aspect ratio for my presentation slides? I think the 4:3 aspect ratio ...
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How should a non-native English presenter respond to a question they did not understand?

I'm not an English native speaker, and my question is, probably, only relevant for non-native speakers. Sometimes, native speakers just don't care how easily the presenter can understand the ...
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How to deal with people looking at their mobile phone during my presentation?

I was invited to give a research seminar in another department, and two professors kept looking at their mobile phones while I was talking. They were doing this at the start of my talk, and they kept ...
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As a presenter, should I attend all days of conference?

Recently, I have a paper accepted at an IEEE conference, and I am supposed to present my paper orally at the conference. The programs have been released, and it is a four day conference. I am ...
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Is it OK to publish the slides for a conference paper on a personal Web site?

Due to copyright issues, I cannot provide the full-texts of my conference publications on my personal Web site. Can I make the presentations of these publications available on my Web site?
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Do presentations at large conferences typically include acknowledgements at the end? [duplicate]

At large national conferences, do people usually include an acknowledgements slide at the end that thanks the people who helped the research along the way? I'm a graduate student presenting at a ...
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Resources to improve presentation skills [closed]

I will defend my thesis soon. It would be great if someone could suggest me any good course or resource to improve my skills.
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What features does Adobe Illustrator lack compared to Microsoft PowerPoint for making posters?

I have used Microsoft PowerPoint to make posters so far, and I am considering giving Adobe Illustrator a shot for my next poster. What features does Adobe Illustrator lack compared to Microsoft ...
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Is it ok to mention my upcoming post during my conference presentation?

I was recently appointed to a new post (at a much better university) and my affiliation will change in a couple of months. I have to attend a conference next week and present work carried out with my ...
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Is it reasonable to purchase a professionally designed logo/brand for a research group?

I have seen a few research groups that have a "stylized" look, including a logo/slide template that is used by the PI and his/her students. [My particular research area is adjacent to computer ...
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Asking to not present in a conference on Saturday

I am about to submit a paper to a conference. I just found out that the conference falls in Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Since I am an observant Jew, I don't want to present on Saturday. ...
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What is the difference between keynote, invited, and oral conference presentations?

I'm a PhD student, and I'll soon be presenting some of my work at a conference. In the program, my presentation is labeled "invited" while others have "oral" and others "Keynote". I am a bit confused, ...
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Postdoc job inteview presentation - slide “livery” / logos and references?

I'm applying to my first postdoc position, and I've been asked to attend an interview that will start with a 5 minute presentation on how I meet the job criteria. The work that I'm going to talk about ...
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Is it a bad idea not to use slides in my Ph.D. oral defense?

I am preparing for my Ph.D. oral defense in mathematics and am reading tips from various resources. It seems that the usage of slides is usually assumed, though it is generally not required. For me, I ...
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Impact of the quality of a presentation in a conference on the number of citations the corresponding article receives

Is there any research/study that looked at the impact of the quality of a presentation in a conference on the number of citations the corresponding article receives? (quality in terms of form, not the ...
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Two Papers Accepted. Co-authors presenting

I am a first-year PhD student and I have two accepted publications as a first author since the start of my program. The thing is I thought I would be the one to travel to the conferences and present ...
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What is the most effective way of starting a presentation for students?

I am a student who has to do public speaking in front of other students at my university. What would be the most effective way to start the presentation so that my audience doesn't get bored within ...
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How to indicate a 'summary' of some sort in a presentation

Soon I will give a presentation in college for a few professors. In this presentation I research a somewhat complex concept, though the focus is how said concept can be used in company X. So I'd ...
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Handwritten presentation slides?

Since it takes a lot of time to type presentations out using Beamer, PowerPoint, etc. (I need lots of equations) I have been thinking of shifting to handwritten slides (example). Does anyone here ...