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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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Can I use data from a draft conference presentation in my Report?

A professor shared with me a presentation he made in a conference, I just noticed that the document is a draft. I really need to include his findings in my report, but I am not sure if I can. Should ...
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Software to live-stream presentations [closed]

I would like to be able to live-stream presentations online in case my school closes. My presentations are in power point. Ideally I would like to share my screen so I can use other software ...
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Time management during a poster presentation competition

I had a poster competition and given 4 minutes to explain everything in brief to the judges plus 1 minute for Q&A. I prepared in that way and explained my work to the judges in 3 minutes and 58 ...
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Very short phd interview presentation in just 2 slides [duplicate]

I have been invited for a phd interview and I was asked to prepare a 4 minute presentation with a max of 2 slides only on myself and my research interests. The fact that it's extremely restricted in ...
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Chalk or slides for a job interview?

Finally! I've got invited for an interview for a permanent job (in mathematics), and now I have two weeks to prepare myself. Part of the process is giving a 25 minutes talk about some exciting recent ...
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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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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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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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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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How bad is making mistakes in the lecture slides?

I am giving a lecture in IT (for the first time) to more than 100 students. I refused to use the slides of the previous lecturer and I wanted to make my owns. They take me a lot of effort and I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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