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How do I prepare a slide talk presentation for conference in mathematics?

I am a graduate student in mathematics. I am preparing to give a 20-minute short talk for a conference. I am looking at some beamer presentations this one and this one. Neither of these slides neither ...
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Should I reveal my slides bit-by-bit when giving a presentation/lecture?

In the comments on this question, there were a two opposing opinions (anti, pro) on the technique of revealing slides bit-by-bit, rather than all at once. The argument against doing so was that ...
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Software for creating hand-written slides that are revealed gradually

I am looking for software to create slides like these. I want everything to be hand-drawn/hand-written. I don't want to draw/write anything at the time of presentation, but I want parts of the slides ...
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Should bullet points be used on research posters

From my search on the internet on how a research poster should be designed I got a lot of different opinions on best practices. The area where opinions seemed particularly diverging were the use of ...
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Presenting at a conference with no results

I am an undergraduate engineering student, I recently submitted an abstract for an upcoming conference in about a week. However, I have not produced any results yet and have not gone far in my ...
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How important is it to present your paper yourself?

My paper has been accepted at one of the top conferences in my field for oral presentation (very low acceptance rate). In the past, I have always presented papers for which I was first author myself. ...
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Professors and Postdocs - attending conferences throughout the semester

how do Professors, faculty and postdocs go about attending conferences during the semester/academic year? I understand there are conferences during the summer and winter break, what about conferences ...
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How to represent in a slide professionally an algorithm?

I am preparing a slide presentation and I have to present a simple algorithm. Which is the best scheme that can easily understood and at the same time well accepted in academia?
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Interview Presentation for Postdoc

I have been asked to give a small presentation as a part of the postdoc interview. The general guideline is that the presentation should foster ideas, roles and vision in the upcoming project. ...
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As session chair, how to politely end someone's presentation/conversation if over time?

Scenario 1: Depending on the length of the talk, I'd show the speaker a 10min/5min "warning" sign that their time is about to come to an end. Arguably, 1-2min "overtime" seems ...
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Upon my request prior to a faculty application in France, I was invited to give a talk. Should I travel at their expense or better give it online?

So after a few postdocs in applied math (PhD in pure math), I'm currently outside academia with a part time teaching position in France. I'm in the process of applying to a lab in the South of France ...
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Job Talk, "Present a Calculus Topic"

I am going in for an on campus interview next week. I was told I need to do a 30 minute presentation on a "calculus topic" (the job is for a math tutoring center director at a small liberal ...
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I do not want my research presentation to be recorded: what's the proper etiquette?

I've been invited to present a talk at another university on a topic of my choice, and I have decided to share the literature review section of the paper I'm working on and haven't published yet. ...
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What are unique tips for giving a 15-minute defense presentation about your research study? [closed]

Tomorrow will be my final defense presentation. How do I make sure that everything will go as planned? Any unique tips from any aspects of the presentation that you can give me? Thanks in advance!
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How to give a short math talk on a very broad topic?

I am a graduate student in math (algebraic geometry) and a course I did was simply self studying a 600 pages textbook on algebraic geometry and discussing it with my advisor. As part of the assessment ...
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How to write two different proofs for the same theorem?

I am writing a research paper in mathematics. I am proving a theorem. I have two proofs for the same statement i.e., the theorem. I want to embed both proofs. How should I do this? Do I make it two ...
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Discussing the technical errors with referencing to unofficial experience

I would like to present and discuss the technical issues of used software, which crippled/damaged some of my final data during the data processing (Still I have a sufficient amount of data for the ...
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What is the correct way of citing a book in a presentation (made using Beamer)

I am making slides for presentation using beamer. I have the following reference book in the bibliography in the following format [5]Author 1 and Author 2, book name, publication house, year I have ...
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Will article-style citations in a presentation be indexed by Google Scholar?

If a presentation is made public and can be found by Google Scholar, will it read through it and add to the citations if a paper was under a nicely written "References" section?
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How are other graduate students able to think on the spot during lectures or talks?

So this happened to me multiple times. Scenario 1: I'm sitting in a lecture or listening to a talk (STEM related) which is more or less aligned with my background (so I know the big picture), and then ...
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When should I use capitalization in presentations? [closed]

I am always confused with should I capitalize something or not. Take the talk by Jeremy Avigad for instance, on page 8, he uses "Formal methods" and "Interactive theorem proving", ...
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Do you ask for a certificate of participation as a poster presenter in a conference?

I participated in some prestigious conferences as a poster presenter but, these conferences do not issue certificates so, when I list them in my CV, what is the proof for the reader that I did ...
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Recommended online academic presentation resources [closed]

I am always struggling with academic presentation skills. Do you have some recommended online courses or textbooks? Courses are better. I cannot find any courses about academic presentations on ...
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What kind of fonts can I use for academic presentation? [closed]

Many videos and documents say that we should use Arial as the font for academic presentation. However, I think Arial is really ugly. Certainly, there are other fonts suitable for academic ...
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How to learn to prepare good scientific illustrations?

I have recently started to appreciate the importance of illustrations and figures in scientific publications. Be it a visual abstract, a visual TOC, or part of a poster or a presentation, I always ...
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How do I get my committee to agree on a defense date?

I am doing my master's in Canada and my grant has already ended (7 months ago). I am paying my tuition fee and my expenses from my part-time job and my savings. My supervisor agreed that I should have ...
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Contradiction in requested poster dimension (px vs. cm)

We are preparing an e-poster and a printed poster for poster presentation at a conference. The organizer define the dimension of the poster as follows (everything is prepared in .pptx format and then ...
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Do academics charge for talks at student societies? As a PhD student, should I ask for some honorarium when giving a talk at a student society?

I am a first year PhD student. I have been invited to give a talk at a student society in my own university (so no travel costs, etc). I am wondering whether I should ask for a small fee when giving ...
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Does giving a good conference talk affect the acceptance of future submissions?

Sort of a follow-up question to Does giving an easily-understood talk make the audience think you did something simple? Let's say Alice goes to Big Name Conference V and gives a great talk. Everyone ...
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Would it be unprofessional to use emoji in my conference presentation slides?

I'll be giving a presentation in an (online only) academic conference shortly. Question: Would it be unprofessional to use emoji in my conference presentation slides? Here's how I think about this ...
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I was invited to give a conference talk: What should I ask beforehand?

I recently gave a talk at one international (virtual) conference, a couple days later I was invited to give a talk to another (virtual) conference. The scope of the second conference is more localized ...
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Can I propose a talk in a seminar on a research paper which is under communication in a journal?

I have communicated one research paper of mathematics in a journal. Now I want to talk on that paper in a seminar/conference just for a presentation and getting a presentation certificate (probably), ...
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Must presenters in the humanities read their papers verbatim instead of summarizing/discussing them?

Thanks to Covid-19, I have been watching many video conferences and online presentations (both formal and not) in the humanities, specifically on printing, paleography, manuscripts, analysis of paper, ...
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About making a video for pre-presentation of the PhD Thesis for the Master Judge

I was in one PhD Thesis Presentation Ceremony last week and have seen some aggressive Attack from one of the judge masters to the Student which had presented its PHD thesis. I guess some part of this ...
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How to give a pitch at a conference?

I am now attending (and presenting at) my first ever conference. I have already given the presentation of the paper. I received the following email: Dear X, your paper has been selected by the ...
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What to do if I have found a major issue with my model before a conference presentation?

I submitted an abstract to a major conference in my field. I am presenting tomorrow at the virtual conference and the video is already uploaded, no conference proceedings were submitted. However, ...
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Does a sponsored invited talk count for my cv?

I was invited to give a presentation in a lunch symposium of an important national medical conference. The symposium was sponsored by a pharmaceutical company (my talk was unrelated to their product). ...
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Signed up for a talk, not enough material

I am a PhD student in pure mathematics about 4 months into my program. After consulting with my supervisor and some peers, I have signed up to give a 20 minute talk at an online conference, which has ...
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Should I go ahead with presenting incomplete results and partially unverified conclusions in conference?

I have a conference talk (did not submit proceedings) in two days and last night I was making the presentation and I came across a major error in my conclusions of the work. I am currently writing the ...
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What type of content (depth/breadth) or structure of slides (PPT) is expected for a short presentation for Asst Professor interview in the UK?

I have been recently offered an interview for Asst. Professor at a mid-tier UK university. I have completed my PhD from a top-tier (Oxbridge) university in the UK and had applied for this position ...
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Should I wait patiently if the professor asked me to wait for a few weeks?

I am in my final year of PhD and submiting thesis in June. I had an interview for a Postdoc position about 2 months ago and gave an on site talk to the lab. The professor asked me to talk to each lab ...
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Does PowerPoint presentation require in-text referencing if there is a written script? [closed]

I have to make a PowerPoint presentation for one of my subjects and it requires a written script. I will be referencing on my written script including in-text referencing. However, I’m unsure when it ...
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Postdoc interview presentation doesn't explcitly mention a research plan, should I include one?

I was invited for a postdoc presentation of 10 minutes. The title of the presentation is "Challenges and Opportunities in problem Z". The email didn't give any other information whether I ...
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Self-plagiarism to re-use figures and key phrases on poster

I have submitted a conference paper to an IEEE conference, which will be published in IEEE Xplore, once I have appropriately finished presenting this paper in either a lecture or poster setting (of ...
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How to share the presentation file in full screen in Zoom without that file being displayed in full screen on my computer? [closed]

During the presentation I need to access a text file on my computer. However, it is required that the presentation file is displayed in full screen during the presentation.
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Presenting collaborative work in progress

I am collaborating with multiple people on a project. I just found out that one of my collaborators is presenting the work (which is still in progress) on a major conference in my field. I feel like ...
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Should you tell everything in a poster session if you have not published it yet in a journal?

I have a poster session tomorrow about an idea I didn't publish yet but planning very soon. If people stop by and asked me in detail about my idea, should I openly discuss or not?
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What are the pros and cons of publishing a new unpublished idea in a poster session in a leading conference?

I worked on an idea and got new results. I came across a very prestigious conference that calls for poster abstracts. I sent mine and it was accepted for a poster presentation. Should I present it ...
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APA7 citation - What to use for 'location' of an online conference poster/presentation

Since there's quite a few online or virtual (i.e. not in person) conferences happening these days (e.g. the 2020 AGU Fall Meeting), what do people use for the 'Location' field in a full citation? ...
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Should I offer to give a presentation in a postdoc interview if not requested in the invitation?

I was invited to a 30 minute interview for a postdoc position. The only details given about the interview was to learn about my interests and background as well as learn about the lab I am ...
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