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What is the etiquette around blogging about conference talks?

I've attended a couple of conferences, and just standalone public talks held at universities and I've found the topics interesting, so I've written a summary on my blog to share with others (and also ...
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How to pass seminar course [closed]

I am a grad student, in my last semester. I have a seminar course, with no credit hours. The instructor asked us to give presentations. What kind of presentation should be given by a grad student ...
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Talks vs. poster presentations: Which is better for advertising your research and building research networks?

I'm looking into applying to present at a conference for undergraduates in mathematics this summer. When I apply, I have to either apply to give a talk (~20 minutes) or present a poster. From what I'...
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Tips and tricks for presentation demo for academic job interview

I am working on different research projects. I was asked to give research demo on an on-campus interview. I am thinking of the two following strategies: First is to give overview of the projects I ...
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Should citations on PowerPoint slides be shortened?

Are there guidelines or best practices for adding references to a research PowerPoint presentation? For example, should I put the full citation at the bottom of the slide? Liu, J., Rinzler, A. G., ...
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Presenting the idea of a PhD research project before publishing it

I have an idea for my PhD research project but my supervisor wants me to have that idea/model published or endorsed before I can start working on and she suggested that idea/model to be presented in a ...
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Advice for preparing a virtual presentation

I have a paper that has been accepted for a conference abroad, but because I have been put on administrative duties on my university I will not be able to make the presentation. So, I have spoken with ...
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Wireless microphone system for giving lectures [closed]

I'm asking this here as opposed to a more technical stack exchange as I'm looking for a ... well... less technical type of answer. I'm fed up with being passed from pillar to post by my institution'...
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What is the impact of leaked question paper on exam result? [closed]

I would like to know if an exam is taken place on a leaked question paper that is some students got the question paper prior to the exam would it have any impact on the result of the exam? Can you ...
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What's the best way to deal with questions that I don't understand because of accent during/after a talk?

You can prepare a talk from a to z, know exactly what you are going to say and how (and this is even more important when English is not your first language and your skills are not top-notch) - but ...
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Can you present at a conference without original data and results? (First year PhD Student)

I was invited to speak at a national conference. The theme is exactly related on my doctoral work, and they really insisted on wanting my expertise because not many people are working specifically on ...
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Should a list of typos go in thesis defense presentation

I have a list of about a dozen small errors I've personally discovered in my thesis. Is it advisable to have a slide during the presentation listing these? I understand that this is superfluous, ...
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The lecturer supposed to grade my presentation fell asleep while I held it. Should I complain?

TLDR: I am attenting a seminar where the grade is based entirely on a talk I hold. The responsible lecturer fell asleep during the talk multiple times, and I am worried about my grade, feel insulted ...
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What is expected in a 5-minute presentation for a Phd interview?

I was called for an interview for a Ph.D. program. They asked me to prepare a 5minute presentation to give my view on how I would work as a researcher in their institution and how I would approach the ...
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Giving a talk on a different topic than what we discussed

I'm a postdoc in mathematics. I had a conversation with a professor after he gave a talk at my university, and he seemed interested in my ideas. I sent him an email the next day to elaborate on our ...
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Is it acceptable to mark off or comment on someone's presentation based on their non-standard English accent?

I am working as a TA for a seminar course and class presentations are considered a significant part of the total mark for the course. Some of the students in the class — who mostly happen to be ...
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Research exposition configuration of multiple topics/profiles [closed]

My friend has discovered many groundbreaking results on a specific topic in mathematics, which he finds really hard to configure them up at a single place, that is his first research paper, and also ...
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How can I tell if I have simplified my talk too much?

My experience listening to talks (of all kinds - seminars, conference talks, even Masters/PhD defenses) is that they tend to be very difficult to understand. This happens even if they're within my own ...
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Advisor asked for my entire slide presentation so she could give the presentation at an international conference

First, she never helped me on either my thesis or my slide presentation. After my presentation (which she did not attend), she asked me "how to present" it to her so she could use it in the ...
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I am taking a Bachelors in Information Technology, but I have a massive fear of public speaking

So I am attending a polytechnic(Tech school), getting a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, I am wondering if I am expected to do presentations/speeches and if so, am I able to somehow not do ...
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Questions Regarding a Senior Project [closed]

I’m currently supervising an undergraduate senior project in the Department of Physics. I’m responsible for supervising a last year physics student who will be graduating by the end of June. As a new ...
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Is having your hand in your pocket during a presentation bad?

Someone I know has given a presentation at a American University. He supposedly had his hand in his pocket while giving the presentation. A foreign student attacked him for this. The person ...
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What is expected in a 5 minute postdoc interview presentation?

I have been invited to interview for a postdoc position at a good university. They asked me a different question to most of my other interviews. For the presentation they want me make a 5 minute (...
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What's the “proof” of having presented a project results in a conference?

I am a Physics master's student trying for PhD. During my summer internship I worked on a project in a research lab. During the work I found a a few inconsistencies with work done by the Post-Doc and ...
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How to answer future work questions in a presentation?

Our paper has recently been accepted to a be presented at a workshop. It's a compiler paper that discusses how we generate code for a specific algorithm for a specific hardware accelerator. ...
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Introduction slide of myself on first slide (after title page) in faculty job seminar [closed]

I have a faculty job seminar coming up in a few weeks. Since this seminar will be attended by most faculty members in the department, I am wondering if it would be good to start the first slide (after ...
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What affiliation(s) to list in an oral presentation at a conference?

I'm a doctoral candidate at a big university and am teaching as an adjunct at a smaller university. I'll be graduating with my PhD in a few months and I'm hoping to get a tenure-track job at the ...
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How to structure presentation to avoid getting questions that will be answered later in the presentation?

In the past when I've given presentations at my lab and conferences, I've not had to deal with this problem. But at my new institution I'm constantly dealing with the following phenomena. I'm ...
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Is it better to lecture with a board or a document camera?

I will be teaching my first class this fall. The course will be an undergraduate engineering course, so there will be some derivations and other math. I am trying to decide if I should present with a ...
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What should be put in the final slide when preparing teaching presentations?

When preparing my PowerPoint slides for a lecture, I often find myself wondering what to put as the final slide. For presentations in industry, when not in a university setting, I often have a final ...
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How do you convey your idea when you can't convey your idea? [closed]

I am PhD student works in a computer science. I have given lots of presentations in the institute level and one or two at the conference level. I have been told by my fellow researchers that they did ...
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How to prepare a ten-minute presentation for a PhD interview?

I've got an interview for a Ph.D. position and I need to give a ten-minute presentation for my recent research. I have completed two projects and right now I am doing another research which has a ...
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How should I reference my own previous work in a talk to a general audience?

I have to give a presentation to a general scientific audience (specifically, an interview talk). As part of the presentation I would like to highlight some of my previous work. I work in ...
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Citing own results which were obtained under former name

I'm giving a talk about results I obtained in my MSc thesis, some time after which I changed my last name. The result will be published under my former name. How should I state it during the talk? I ...
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Tips for managing a panel at a conference

My advisor invited me to host a panel at a conference next week because she is on vacation and of course I said yes right away without thinking. But now I realize I should asked more questions, ...
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How to convey your full length paper in conference through slides?

I am a PhD student works in computer algebra(Theoretical computer science). I have published one research paper recently, I am currently making slides for the paper. It is my first time and believe me ...
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Dealing with misconceptions when proposing a new idea as an outsider to a field [duplicate]

I have some ideas related to computer architecture/electrical engineering on which I would like to get feedback from academics. A professor at a university I visited has the belief that something I ...
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Can I use images showing up in Google search for my presentation slides without violating any copyright?

I am teaching a freshman science course for the first time and I am doing also outreach activities in high schools. To be able to attract the young generation to science one has to connect the ...
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Struggling to present results from long papers in short time slots

Most of my work thus far comprises two rather long and detailed papers that rely on a common underlying framework. (I know this is not great for a young academic, but it is what it is right now.) ...
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How to concentrate during conference talks where the quality of the presentation is poor?

I have read a lot of tips on how to give a good conference talk: know your audience, give context, don't talk too fast, give your talk a clear structure or story, minimize text on slides, etc. ...
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Ethics behind communicating research after end of project and unemployment

So I have joined my first job in research as a research assistant on an industry-academia collaboration and I am supervised by some professors and a representative from industry is managing the ...
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Preparing a very short presentation for a PhD interview [closed]

I have an interview for a PhD position for which I have to create a presentation. They say: In this first stage interview you will be asked to give a four minute presentation on a project you have ...
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Asking to present paper as first author, when the second author's travel has already been booked

I recently published a paper at a technical conference in computer science as the culmination of my bachelor thesis. I'm the first author for it, and my 2 supervisors are the other co-authors. I ...
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Should I give a talk about an insignificant result?

I wrote a paper with some coauthors who are more senior than me (I am a grad student) and it got published although not in a top journal. I thought I understood it and followed the proof line by line ...
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can a poster paper and poster presentation have different title?

I have submitted a poster paper for publication. Now its time to present the poster presentation at the conference. I am presenting my key idea and results after my work rather than the actual results ...
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Abstract in poster presentation

There are a few formats for a poster presentation. IEEE provided a sample which has Abstract as a heading. My question is, Abstract of the poster presentation is same as Abstract written in ...
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How to create PDF of slides with audio?

When creating online learning materials, I like the idea of sharing slideshows with audio commentary for each slide. I know it is possible to do this with PowerPoint (e.g., see this MS Office ...
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How to make a great faculty interview presentation? [closed]

I have a faculty job interview coming up in a few months. I am trying to prepare the presentation that includes my past (PhD and postdoc) research and future research. I am looking for some sample ...
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Tips to organize LaTeX presentations for a semester

I am giving my first course this fall and, as a LaTeX enthusiast, plan to prepare my slides in LaTeX for all the usual reasons. For those of you who also do this, I wonder what resources you use to ...
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Discrediting young academic in a conference

I'm an early-career scientist and I attended a conference 2 years ago organised by a local university. I presented the results of one of my first funded research projects and I included my assistants ...

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