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My poster didn't win the "best poster award", is it desperate to ask the committee about an evaluation of my poster quality?

My poster didn't win the "best poster award" at a top conference in mathematics, is it desperate/impolite to ask the committee about an evaluation of my poster's quality? I don't want to ...
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Are poster sessions worthless for math grad students?

Are poster sessions important in mathematics? Does being accepted to present a poster at a SIAM conference add something to my CV when I apply to graduate programs or it won't add much? I am a master'...
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What should the difference be in content between thesis written submission and oral defense presentation?

I was just wondering if anyone has tips for a thesis defense presentation. One thing I don't understand is how it is supposed to differ from the written submission (which panelists will have already ...
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How to run an effective academic workshop/seminar series?

I’m a new faculty member setting up a new seminar series in my small-ish department. Visiting speakers will come and present some of their work. The audience will ask questions during the talk and ...
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What information to list in opening slide for conference?

Silly question, but I figured I'd ask. What information should be present in the opening slide of my presentation to a conference and how do I format it? Should it be like this: Interesting picture ...
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Etiquette for hotel booking during an invited talk

I will be visiting a university in the US to give an invited talk. The organizer told me that I could choose to arrive a couple of days early, and leave a couple of days late. They will be paying for ...
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Cloth poster- attach to board [closed]

I printed a poster on cloth for easy travel. Now the conference says that they will provide Velcro patches that attaches well on paper only. What kind of tape should I bring with me?
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Should the co-authors on the preprint be the co-author on a presentation? [duplicate]

I am working on a poster presentation for a conference, the content is based on a preprint paper, where I am the first author and I worked with a few collaborators. I wonder when I'm submitting the ...
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Title Page for PhD Interview Presentation

Background information: I am currently applying for various PhD programs in Mathematics. For some of them, I have to give a short presentation regarding the research proposal, which I have submitted ...
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Why I should prepare a presentation for each journal paper I have?

My supervisor asked me to prepare a presentation for each journal paper I have with him. He asked the same for each other student he has (PhD and postdoc). This seems to me (and to all other students) ...
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Number of registrants for a virtual talk I organized turned out to be small, should I notify the speaker beforehand?

I'm a graduate student and I organised a series of online lectures spread over many days. The total number of registrants was 50 but those who actually came were around 10 to 11. Now, today one of the ...
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I have been accused of plagiarism for similarities between my presentation and a website that I used as a source and cited. What should I do?

So I did a ppt poster presentation. In one of the sections of my PowerPoint, the entire section was highlighted as having a 10% similarity to a website, which is already cited in my PowerPoint and ...
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When Criticism gets personal? [closed]

I would like to know when critics start to be personal? There are lots of these "Don't take it too much personally" stories, but what is the other side? Of course, constructive criticism is ...
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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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