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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What are the pros and cons of publishing a new unpublished idea in a poster session in a leading conference?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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Is an invitation to 'chat' about a potential PhD position actually an interview? What am I to expect?

I've been invited for a chat for a potential PhD position by a professor I'm interested in working with. He also wants me to give a short presentation on some experiments I've done in the past that I'...
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Dealing with anxiety about answering questions during presentations [duplicate]

I'm a PhD student in social science. Recently, I have been invited to present my work at a conference and a lab meeting. I'm glad about the opportunities to present my work in front of colleagues. But ...
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Company logo in my lecture slides

I'm currently working on the slides for my database lecture. During the lecture I want to talk about different tools and available programs for database management. Am I allowed to use logos on my ...
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Can I use the slides published in the course websites to teach in my own courses? [duplicate]

Stanford University (and others) usually publish slides/lecture notes on the corresponding websites. For instance, this one: http://cs229.stanford.edu/ If I teach a course in the same topic, can I ...
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Students examination in presentation

Hello I have recently started my job as a teacher at a University in Pakistan. So everything is a first time experience. Now a days our university is conducting mid exams. The process is we have to ...
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What should we do when an abstract gets accepted for a conference, but the material is not ready?

Recently, my team's abstract was accepted for a poster presentation at a conference. The abstract submitted is not a complete work. Over time, we still don't have the desired results that are worth ...
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Best practices to teach while wearing a mask

The title of the question pretty much says it all: starting Fall 2020, my university should resume face-to-face classes, requiring that all faculty, staff, students, and visitors […] wear an ...
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How to do a good remote presentation?

Due to COVID-19, I'm working from home, and I'm going to give a presentation from home. I wonder if some of good practices when giving presentation directly are still good? For example: do not put too ...
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Do invited talks given via video-conferencing have the same weight on a CV as talks given in person?

Appreciating that what even counts as an invited talk in the first place for CV purposes will vary by field (links to related questions: Do presentations given during interviews count as invited talks?...
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Is it okay to keep a “Thank you” slide before references?

I am preparing a presentation in LaTeX and got at least seven pages for references only. In general, as far as I know, a "thank you" slide of a presentation is the termination slide of the ...
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Showing book cover in public presentation

I have a follow up question from my previous question that I thought could be of benefit to others if they had the same question. I’m giving a public talk for a sci-com event and wanted to show some ...
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How to network with people in virtual conferences?

After the coronavirus pandemic, most conferences have switched to the virtual mode and it is most likely that this will be the norm for some time now. I understand that networking will be much harder ...
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Using paper figure for public talk

I’m giving a public talk (to laypeople in a sci-com event) and wanted to showcase some figures from research papers that weren’t mine. I wanted to know: If putting citations (Author, Year) followed ...
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Zoom Presentation where I share screen but can annotate or scribble via my tablet [closed]

I present using zoom to my Engineering Univeristy class using my Dell laptiop. I use powerpoint while sharing my Powerpoint app. So far so good. Now sometimes based on a student question I want to ...
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Faculty interview: 15 min. PPT explaining Teaching philosophy and Research Vision [closed]

I have a faculty interview call that asks me to summarize the following two points in 15 minutes PPT. The interview will be on Zoom. How would you describe your teaching philosophy? With examples ...
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How to stay calm for a 7 minute scientific research talk? [closed]

As I wrote few days ago, maybe someone remembers, I am waiting for a date to be set up and to present my scientific research on the Congress. I have never done this before, they give me 7mins to show ...
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What’s the point of invited talks?

Imagine a post-pandemic world where we can travel. You’re invited to give a talk at a university. You would present your research in front of room of faculty and grad students, have numerous one-on-...
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How do I mitigate my group project members plagiarizing off me and taking advantage of me?

In a Statistics related class, Whenever I do a group project, my group members don't know how to do anything as much as I do, and if it's a big group such a 5 person group, one person may help me ...
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Why is latex the standard editor for math/cs journals? [closed]

I think latex is a fine language, especially for typesetting math, but sometimes the lack of features for instance making text wrap around an image (\wrapfig can cause issues in places far from where ...
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How can I best adapt my seminar slides for a virtual presentation?

I was recently invited to give a seminar talk at another institution. Ordinarily I would have travelled there for the day and given my talk in person. However, due to the travel restrictions imposed ...
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Is it necessary to prepare a Power Point presentation for a 30-minute postdoc interview?

I will have a postdoc interview soon. They asked me to introduce myself, what I am passionate about and interested in for a 30-minute. They did not specify if I should prepare a PowerPoint slideshow. ...

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