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What's the best way to deal with questions that I don't understand because of accent during/after a talk?

You can prepare a talk from a to z, know exactly what you are going to say and how (and this is even more important when English is not your first language and your skills are not top-notch) - but ...
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Should a list of typos go in thesis defense presentation

I have a list of about a dozen small errors I've personally discovered in my thesis. Is it advisable to have a slide during the presentation listing these? I understand that this is superfluous, ...
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Can you present at a conference without original data and results? (First year PhD Student)

I was invited to speak at a national conference. The theme is exactly related on my doctoral work, and they really insisted on wanting my expertise because not many people are working specifically on ...
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Advice for preparing a virtual presentation

I have a paper that has been accepted for a conference abroad, but because I have been put on administrative duties on my university I will not be able to make the presentation. So, I have spoken with ...
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What is expected in a 5-minute presentation for a Phd interview?

I was called for an interview for a Ph.D. program. They asked me to prepare a 5minute presentation to give my view on how I would work as a researcher in their institution and how I would approach the ...
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The lecturer supposed to grade my presentation fell asleep while I held it. Should I complain?

TLDR: I am attenting a seminar where the grade is based entirely on a talk I hold. The responsible lecturer fell asleep during the talk multiple times, and I am worried about my grade, feel insulted ...
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Giving a talk on a different topic than what we discussed

I'm a postdoc in mathematics. I had a conversation with a professor after he gave a talk at my university, and he seemed interested in my ideas. I sent him an email the next day to elaborate on our ...
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Is it acceptable to mark off or comment on someone's presentation based on their non-standard English accent?

I am working as a TA for a seminar course and class presentations are considered a significant part of the total mark for the course. Some of the students in the class — who mostly happen to be ...
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Research exposition configuration of multiple topics/profiles [closed]

My friend has discovered many groundbreaking results on a specific topic in mathematics, which he finds really hard to configure them up at a single place, that is his first research paper, and also ...
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How can I tell if I have simplified my talk too much?

My experience listening to talks (of all kinds - seminars, conference talks, even Masters/PhD defenses) is that they tend to be very difficult to understand. This happens even if they're within my own ...
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Advisor asked for my entire slide presentation so she could give the presentation at an international conference

First, she never helped me on either my thesis or my slide presentation. After my presentation (which she did not attend), she asked me "how to present" it to her so she could use it in the ...
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Questions Regarding a Senior Project [closed]

I’m currently supervising an undergraduate senior project in the Department of Physics. I’m responsible for supervising a last year physics student who will be graduating by the end of June. As a new ...
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Is having your hand in your pocket during a presentation bad?

Someone I know has given a presentation at a American University. He supposedly had his hand in his pocket while giving the presentation. A foreign student attacked him for this. The person ...
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What is expected in a 5 minute postdoc interview presentation?

I have been invited to interview for a postdoc position at a good university. They asked me a different question to most of my other interviews. For the presentation they want me make a 5 minute (...
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What's the “proof” of having presented a project results in a conference?

I am a Physics master's student trying for PhD. During my summer internship I worked on a project in a research lab. During the work I found a a few inconsistencies with work done by the Post-Doc and ...
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How to answer future work questions in a presentation?

Our paper has recently been accepted to a be presented at a workshop. It's a compiler paper that discusses how we generate code for a specific algorithm for a specific hardware accelerator. ...
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Introduction slide of myself on first slide (after title page) in faculty job seminar [closed]

I have a faculty job seminar coming up in a few weeks. Since this seminar will be attended by most faculty members in the department, I am wondering if it would be good to start the first slide (after ...
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What affiliation(s) to list in an oral presentation at a conference?

I'm a doctoral candidate at a big university and am teaching as an adjunct at a smaller university. I'll be graduating with my PhD in a few months and I'm hoping to get a tenure-track job at the ...
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Is it better to lecture with a board or a document camera?

I will be teaching my first class this fall. The course will be an undergraduate engineering course, so there will be some derivations and other math. I am trying to decide if I should present with a ...
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How to structure presentation to avoid getting questions that will be answered later in the presentation?

In the past when I've given presentations at my lab and conferences, I've not had to deal with this problem. But at my new institution I'm constantly dealing with the following phenomena. I'm ...
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How do you convey your idea when you can't convey your idea? [closed]

I am PhD student works in a computer science. I have given lots of presentations in the institute level and one or two at the conference level. I have been told by my fellow researchers that they did ...
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How to prepare a ten-minute presentation for a PhD interview?

I've got an interview for a Ph.D. position and I need to give a ten-minute presentation for my recent research. I have completed two projects and right now I am doing another research which has a ...
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How should I reference my own previous work in a talk to a general audience?

I have to give a presentation to a general scientific audience (specifically, an interview talk). As part of the presentation I would like to highlight some of my previous work. I work in ...
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Citing own results which were obtained under former name

I'm giving a talk about results I obtained in my MSc thesis, some time after which I changed my last name. The result will be published under my former name. How should I state it during the talk? I ...
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Tips for managing a panel at a conference

My advisor invited me to host a panel at a conference next week because she is on vacation and of course I said yes right away without thinking. But now I realize I should asked more questions, ...
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How to convey your full length paper in conference through slides?

I am a PhD student works in computer algebra(Theoretical computer science). I have published one research paper recently, I am currently making slides for the paper. It is my first time and believe me ...
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Dealing with misconceptions when proposing a new idea as an outsider to a field [duplicate]

I have some ideas related to computer architecture/electrical engineering on which I would like to get feedback from academics. A professor at a university I visited has the belief that something I ...
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Struggling to present results from long papers in short time slots

Most of my work thus far comprises two rather long and detailed papers that rely on a common underlying framework. (I know this is not great for a young academic, but it is what it is right now.) ...
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Ethics behind communicating research after end of project and unemployment

So I have joined my first job in research as a research assistant on an industry-academia collaboration and I am supervised by some professors and a representative from industry is managing the ...
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Preparing a very short presentation for a PhD interview [closed]

I have an interview for a PhD position for which I have to create a presentation. They say: In this first stage interview you will be asked to give a four minute presentation on a project you have ...
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Asking to present paper as first author, when the second author's travel has already been booked

I recently published a paper at a technical conference in computer science as the culmination of my bachelor thesis. I'm the first author for it, and my 2 supervisors are the other co-authors. I ...
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Should I give a talk about an insignificant result?

I wrote a paper with some coauthors who are more senior than me (I am a grad student) and it got published although not in a top journal. I thought I understood it and followed the proof line by line ...
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can a poster paper and poster presentation have different title?

I have submitted a poster paper for publication. Now its time to present the poster presentation at the conference. I am presenting my key idea and results after my work rather than the actual results ...
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Abstract in poster presentation

There are a few formats for a poster presentation. IEEE provided a sample which has Abstract as a heading. My question is, Abstract of the poster presentation is same as Abstract written in ...
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Tips to organize LaTeX presentations for a semester

I am giving my first course this fall and, as a LaTeX enthusiast, plan to prepare my slides in LaTeX for all the usual reasons. For those of you who also do this, I wonder what resources you use to ...
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Discrediting young academic in a conference

I'm an early-career scientist and I attended a conference 2 years ago organised by a local university. I presented the results of one of my first funded research projects and I included my assistants ...
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How to make a great faculty interview presentation? [closed]

I have a faculty job interview coming up in a few months. I am trying to prepare the presentation that includes my past (PhD and postdoc) research and future research. I am looking for some sample ...
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I am taking a Bachelors in Information Technology, but I have a massive fear of public speaking

So I am attending a polytechnic(Tech school), getting a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, I am wondering if I am expected to do presentations/speeches and if so, am I able to somehow not do ...
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Former collaborator presenting joint research as his own

Two years ago, I collaborated* (briefly) with a professor (whom I will call Professor Jim) on some research in mathematics. At the time, I was a PhD student and Prof. Jim was on my dissertation ...
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Could the conference presentation be a part of my abstract? [closed]

I wrote the abstract according to my thesis but realized that it's too much for a conference presentation. Could I use a part of the abstract to present?
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whether to make a tenure track faculty job talk interactive

Is it appropriate to give a tenure track faculty job talk in an interactive way, like posing some questions, asking for audience opinions?
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Poster Presentations: Is it acceptable to present an update to a currently ongoing project as a poster at a conference?

The project has been going on for about 5 years, but we have made large strides in the past year. We already presented the project last year at the same conference, but would it be acceptable to ...
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What to do with wrong results in talks?

Suppose one is giving a talk about one's work (in pure mathematics), and another researcher(s) in one's field has published a paper claiming to be an improvement or generalisation of one's result, but ...
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Standards of making slides in a presentation [closed]

I have heard many things about making a good set of slides for a presentation. For example, one of my professors at the university told us that the background for all the slides should be black or ...
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any limit of putting too many videos/animations in presentations

In the context of applied maths, physics and engineering. Videos/animations beat pictures and thousands of words, as is known to all. Is it bad to put too many videos/animations in a presentation? It'...
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Acceptable length for thesis defense presentation in mathematics

I'm a Masters' student in maths and it's close to my thesis oral defense. As such, I'm preparing my slides to present them. However, I'm feeling that my presentation has too many slides (albeit my ...
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Giving a career talk in my old university, how prominently should I tell students my salary?

I have offered to do a talk at my old university’s 'employabilty fair' ten years after graduation, where am I now. With some advice on traps to avoid, how to make the transition from university to ...
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How valuable are poster presentations for new Ph.D. student?

I have submitted my first paper in a very top conference, but the paper was accepted in the poster section instead. I am ok with that, as the reviews were very helpful. However, is it interesting to ...
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Slide Show Titles [closed]

I have a question about the proper way to format a title. If I have a slide with the following title, "Motivation". Then suppose on the next slide I have the same title, "Motivation". What is the ...
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Can i copy a slide from another presentation or is it plagiarism?

For my seminar work i want to use a slide which i found in a presentation available on the internet. Now i wonder whether it is considered plagiarism if i copy the slide into my presentation while ...