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Oral presentations: preparation of slides, preparation of the talk, delivery…

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Mathematical equations in presentation slides

As a researcher in CS, I give often presentations, where I always ask about the feedback from my colleagues. I personally don't like to put equations in my slides because I believe that nobody will ...
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Conference proceedings and talks on a CV?

I come from a multidisciplinary background, mostly biostatistics and bioinformatics. I'm currently updating my CV to apply for a post doc and I'm wondering how do people include conference proceedings ...
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Content for slides of theoretical project

I was assigned a project of reading a unit of a textbook for 3 months and I need to present it by making a project report. Since my mentor didn't ask for any hands-on, I just studied the particular ...
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Is it good to have slides that may be skipped during a presentation?

I am preparing a seminar talk. Currently the presentation contains some theorems and some proofs. Probably, I will not have time to explain all the proofs - I will have to skip some of them. My ...
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What does “contributed paper session” mean?

It may be a silly question, but what it the general definition of the "contributed paper session" (especially in the mathematics community)? In particular, I am not sure of the following: If I ...
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Is it normal that my adviser presented my work at a conference while I was there?

A couple of month ago, I was in a conference with my adviser. I had a poster and he had a talk. His talk was about my project. In fact, it was newer results that I presented in my poster. After he ...
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What does “presentation of the student's work” actually mean?

I am on a dispute with my University. Although my field is music composition (Ph.D.), I will start with a more provocative question that people from other fields can better understand: is the ...
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How can I make a presentation accessible but low on text?

I am preparing a presentation for a conference. After reading many style guides for designing presentations and talking to other people, I have decided that the best way to make slides for a ...
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Tips for being a good jury member for Master's defense

I am a 2nd year PhD student. My supervisor ask me to be a jury member in a Master's thesis defense presentation. This is a first for me, so I have some questions. Any tips and guidelines I can follow?...
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What is the optimal way for poster presentation in conference?

I am presenting (PPT) my regular research paper in a computer science conference. Additionally, the conference has a poster session of 2 hr. What I find difficult in poster session is that the process ...
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What to add in MS thesis presentation

I am about to defend my MS thesis in Physics. How much detail of the methods should I add in the presentation? In my thesis, I have compared the results of my method to an other method's results. ...
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Using rage faces in presentation

I was asked to give a talk at a workshop. I plan to tell a short story, 5 - 7 minutes, about how my collaborator and I came up with the idea presented in the talk. This story would: Give the ...
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“Poster presentation” vs “poster only” in academic conference

I want to submit an abstract. I have three options: Oral presentation Poster presentation Poster ONLY What is the difference between 2 and 3?
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Using an English or French presentation to a French talk?

I'll be defending my Ph.D. this October. I submitted my dissertation in English and prepared an English presentation, but my supervisor along with the jury members surprised me by saying the defense ...
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Inaccurate equations in slides or posters

In a paper I am presenting, a key equation contains the term $1 / floor(n/k)$, where n and k are some integers. This term is quite cumbersome, so I thought that, when I present my paper in a poster or ...
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Self-censorship to prevent grievance being filed by classmate

I am currently an undergraduate student in my last year at a Canadian university. Today, I gave a presentation about anti-censorship technology being developed at my institution. We were required to ...
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Invited talk had to be withdraw for visa reason, can it be on CV?

I had been invited to give a talk at a summer school abroad, but had to cancel due to a complex visa issue that could not be foreseen at the time I accepted to give the talk: it turns out that I'll be ...
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Meaning of 'high-level overview' in a Maths talk?

I am a first year Maths PhD student in Singapore. As I am going to give my first talk at a Mathematics conference soon, I look for some tips on how to give a good talk. While googling, I come across ...
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How much of an academic presentation should be spent on preliminaries?

Considering a presentation is for a group of academics whose specialties are to some (unknown) extent related to the topic, how much of the talk should be spent on explaining the preliminaries? I ...
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How to cite oneself as co-author without all names, for resume or presentation?

My questions regards the format of citation. For the context: I am a student, presenting my work (with slides) and referring to the publications in which I am co-author (never in the first three ...
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Citing yourself on slides when your lastname consists of multiple words

When citing a paper that you coauthored on a slide it is common to abbreviate your name to just the first letter of your last name, or your initials. So John Doe would become D or JD. My last name ...
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Should I cite a book that I read to prepare for a talk but did not directly use it?

I have used a few books and articles to prepare for a talk, but I only used some of them directly in my slides. The slides also include parts that are made based my knowledge (background knowledge ...
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How should I cite the beta version of a book used for a talk?

I'm using the beta version of a book that was given to us as the course material by the author (the instructor of the course), for a presentation. How should I reference it? There are older versions ...
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How to practice alone for a presentation?

I am well aware that, when it comes to preparing to give a talk at a conference, "practice makes perfect". The problem is that, realistically, it tends not to be possible to find an audience for more ...
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Found an amazing source for a presentation. How do I avoid plagiarising it?

Next week I am to hold a presentation in a master level course about kittens (a subject I knew very little about beforehand). I found an amazing book on cute mammals, in which the chapter on kittens ...
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Regarding citation of references in text in presentation [duplicate]

I am preparing a presentation for a conference. I have included the reference slide at the end of the presentation. In journals, it is necessary to cite every reference in the text too, where it is ...
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What is the proper way to denote coauthorship in a presentation?

I have attended many presentations where one person is presenting work that was completed by multiple people. In most of these presentations, the presenter listed the names of each coauthor in a ...
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Unemployed after 1st postdoc, what should my affiliation be when introduced during campus visit & job talk?

I finished my postdoc last year end of Aug. and have been unemployed ever since (not completely, I've been doing freelance work to support myself, but not research-related). The rest of time I've ...
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Is my supervisor making things clearer or confusing?

I am struggling a lot these days while presenting in front of my supervisor. I make many mistakes, sometimes very stupid mistakes, and he is now saying, "You need to avoid these mistakes." I am not ...
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A negative graduate class experience and maybe some factors in cultural differences

I am a master's student in the US studying international relations, and I had a negative experience in one of my classes last week. It is my last semester of my master's program, and I feel very ...
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When scheduling talks in a conference session, what is the etiquette, if any, regarding placement of multiple talks from the same research group?

I am the lead co-organizer of a symposium at a technical conference later this year. The abstract submissions are now closed, and I'm working on slotting the talks into sessions. With the number of ...
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What makes a good physics/engineering poster? [duplicate]

A more general form of this question has been answered here for example, but I want to know what makes a good poster presentation in physics and/or engineering conferences. Obviously the poster must ...
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What to consider when presenting without PowerPoint?

(I hope this question is not off-topic, if it is, maybe you can suggest how to make it on-topic?) I am in the biological sciences and I'd like to present my research (in front of colleagues who know ...
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How to make a 40-minutes presentation about a research paper I've read?

I have to give a 40-minute presentation about a research paper that I have to read in mathematics. What I’ve done so far: read the paper :-) and taken notes on unclear/non-obvious parts. started ...
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What happens if the speaker dies on the way to the conference? [closed]

Suppose that two collaborators sent a paper to a conference which was very far away (say, from US to Australia). After the paper was accepted, one of the authors took the flight to the venue, and died ...
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Difference between contributed and invited talk

I am a second-year PhD student. Through a grant I was able to organize a scientific visit for myself to another university. The aim of this visit was just to talk and discuss with some of the staff ...
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Is it appropriate to use University/Company logos for Biography Slide?

I'm making a presentation for a close-group conference, and it's the first time when I am making a Powerpoint slide with my bio. I have decided to put the Academic Degrees + the acronyms of the ...
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Faculty (lecturer in UK) interview presentation - what to include around teaching?

I have been shortlisted for a job interview later this month for a lectureship in a UK university. The interview will consist of a presentation and a panel interview. As per the HR's email, the ...
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Which committee decides the speakers in a conference: SOC or LOC? [closed]

Conferences ask for abstracts for those authors wishing to contribute talks or posters. I wonder which conference committee decides on who gets a talk or poster based on the submitted abstracts; is it ...
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Digital whiteboard: your experience [closed]

We do need a Whiteboard in our new Meeting room. The question popped up, whether it makes sense to buy a digital whiteboard. We present mostly our results, sometimes we discuss something and and do ...
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Presentation of an algorithm

Background: I recently wrote a paper on the algorithm A that I developed for predicting fault events in the machine. The algorithm is tested, evaluated on a machine data set. I developed another ...
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How to handle the particular situation when mind goes blank during a presentation?

Does anyone experience a situation of blank mind during their presentation? I had a presentation in last month in USA. My presentation was going very well, probably due to enough practice, but during ...
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Invited to give a talk but could not attend, can it be on CV?

If I was invited to give a talk but was not able to attend, could it be listed under invited talks in a CV? My point is that there was an invitation and it worth to show it. Similarly, a paper can be ...
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Which logo to use in a seminar title page?

This might sound a silly (probably it is!) question to ask. But whenever I go to give a talk at some other institute I face this dilemma of putting the host institute's logo or only my affiliation ...
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How to deal with my fear of large audiences? [duplicate]

I am having problems facing audiences. During my primary and secondary school period I had inferiority complexes due to my size. Therefore I always skipped and ran from debates, but now I graduated ...
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Stating surprise about another researcher in my talk

I will be giving a talk in a research seminar in mathematics in a couple of weeks. During this talk, I'm planning to present one particular result of mine which shows that a certain method introduced ...
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Advisor going over and unhelpfully modifying my presentation structure and slides

At our institute, PhD students carry out presentations on the advance of their projects once a year. The presentations are "internal" in the sense that only undergrads, PhD students and professors of ...
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Rehearse or memorise to improve my presentations?

This may be a dumb question. I would like to improve my presentation skills. So should I rehearse my presentation at least 5-10-20 times? Or should I memorise my presentation and practice it enough? ...
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Presentation - citations on the title?

How uncommon or weird is it to put my citations in a powerpoint slide at the title ? I really want to put the citations in the slide and not only at the very end.
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I want to be a guest speaker at a university

Currently, I am doing a PhD and I want be a guest speaker at one of my previous universities. The topic of my PhD is very similar to what I studied at the university and therefore, I want to give a ...