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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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PhD interview advice! [closed]

I have received an invitation to interview for a PhD position and have been asked to present past/current research in a 10 minute presentation. I am currently doing a masters but am more comfortable ...
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Using photos obtained from academic homepages in a research seminar talk

I am preparing a research seminar talk in an academic discipline which I'll give online (with Beamer) at University X. I like to show images of the people whose ideas have gone into my work. Most of ...
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Is there a bias against mentioning your name on presentation slides?

Is there some sort of unwritten rule in academia that you shouldn't mention your own name explicitly on presentation slides? I have seen this time and time again, if you cite work in the middle of the ...
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Replicating the classroom experience in zoom during covid: Powerpoint slides + annotation + whiteboard to sketch on

I teach an engineering class and pre-covid used to use Powerpoint slides projected on to a whiteboard so I could easily annotate on slides. Plus the class had spare whiteboards where I could draw ...
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Job interview for a PhD

I was recently invited to a job interview regarding a PhD. I was told to make a short presentation of a few ideas regarding the project topic. I also have received an overview over the project aims, ...
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Preparing a presentation for interview regarding a PhD position [closed]

I've got invited to a PhD interview in the field of computational physics at a german university. I was asked in the email to prepare a presentation (5min skills, 15min research achievements, 5-10min ...
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How to save my presentation if the audience does not reply?

Some time ago, I gave a 60 minutes Zoom presentation in a department seminar. I usually ask simple questions during my talks, in order to keep the audience awake. This time, about 15 minutes into the ...
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Can presented papers at conferences be listed in the reference section of Research Statements?

I have some presentation in conferences, which have not published as a proceeding or in a journal. I would like to know whether it is customary to put presented papers in the reference section and ...
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Peer assessments critical of nervous speakers: better to redact or send as-is?

In the projects of one of my courses, I have asked the students to provide peer assessments of the presentations (recorded as videos) of other groups. Peer evaluations is something I have introduced ...
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Modern replacement for slides in presentations?

In academia we do a lot of presentations, it is the way we show our work to colleages. (I am a PhD in physics.) This is usually done with the help of slides (PDF, PowerPoint, etc). A slides ...
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How should I use a five-minute presentation at the beginning of an academic job interview?

I have been invited for an interview for a tenure track assistant professor position. The interview will be conducted virtually. At the beginning of the interview I am supposed to give a five minute ...
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First person plural or singular pronouns for thesis presentation

I am going to do an oral presentation for my thesis. Normally, when presenting a paper, as the paper is a collaboration work, I always use the pronoun "we". The thesis is written based on ...
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Ways to keep up with an academic talk (especially in mathematics) [duplicate]

I am a maths masters student, and I am getting very frustrated with how little I get out of academic talks. I would love some advice on how to change this. I feel like there are a few problems: Not ...
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Should I add the names or skip them altogether?

I am making a presentation on the topic Coral Reefs and their Conservation. I have included much of the information with reference to National Geographic channel's blog reports and United Foundations' ...
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Submit an idea to a conference

I was wondering if it is appropriate to submit a work to a conference call, which only presents an idea without further development. So far, in my field, computer science, I usually submit works ...
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State-of-the-art animated handwritten slideshow software

This is a remake/sequel of the 2015 question Handwritten presentation slides?. Surely much has changed in these five years. I have seen lots of presentations combining typed text/equations and ...
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Which authors should be listed in a conference presentation?

I asked a poorly-worded question previously, so I'll try again. Suppose someone is submitting an abstract for a talk that is based on joint work with other researchers. Further suppose that the other ...
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Publications and career trajectory in the 'About me' section of a job talk

I am preparing for an upcoming job talk for a tenure track assistant professor position. I am strongly encouraged by the hiring committee to have an 'About me' section mentioning my career trajectory (...
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Any way to create dynamic pdf from ppt presentation? I would like to upload a pdf version of my PowerPoint presentation lectures [closed]

What software can I use to create pdf version of my PowerPoint presentation slides? My PowerPoint slides have animations, where multiple pictures are shown on one slide. When I use export pdf from the ...

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