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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 ...
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Conference presentation of a weak paper to an expert audience.

As a part of my research project, I am almost finished a first paper. I was proud of myself because of the contributions: I was able to take some ideas that has been used in the field for some years ...
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Does paper acceptance mean an on-site talk is required?

I am sorry for naïveté. I found a workshop that fits my research and I want to submit a paper to the workshop. The problem is that the location of the workshop is far away from my hometown and I don'...
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Should I use my university's letterhead for abstract for a potential talk?

I am planning to submit an abstract for a potential talk at a school. I was wondering if I should use my university's letterhead for the abstract? If not, is there a specific format that I should use? ...
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Can I invite myself to a lab to give a talk?

I am a postdoc and will soon(er or later) begin a faculty position. At the moment, due to a rough academic job season and an increasing sense of feeling limited in what I can do in my current postdoc, ...
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PhD interview presentation (invited)

I've got invited to a lab seminar. I am so excited and nervous, too. I applied for the same research group before, and unfortunately, I was not selected after short presentation and interview at a ...
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What are the differences between a presentation in academia and a presentation in industry?

I think that I am pretty good at presenting my work during my PhD, and I am still being invited to conferences for some papers I did 2 years ago. Now, I am working in industry. My manager always ...
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How to get the most out of a seminar?

I am a beginning graduate student in mathematics. My university holds regular seminars in different areas of mathematics, and I try to attend all of them. I like getting exposed to different areas of ...
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May I publish the slides from my presentation that use figures from published papers as examples?

I used some screenshots from academic published papers (e.g. figures) in my presentation that I gave to a group of colleagues. The screenshots were used as examples of how you should or should not do ...
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Does conference presentation of preliminary findings conflict with publication?

I am exciting to share our preliminary results. I also want to demonstrate productivity, so I'm wrestling with the idea of presenting findings in presentation and poster format at an upcoming ...
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How do I get better at giving talks/presenting research?

I read many papers and try to present some of them at a reading group of some sort in my department (these are all quite informal). Both my most recent talks were what I consider quite bad, and I ...
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Presenting in a remote conference via video-conferencing

A paper of mine just got accepted to a computer science conference. Due to personal reasons I cannot fly to that conference. I was suggested to ask a friend who flies there to present the paper for me,...
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Is it OK to ask questions in a paper-presentation about subjects that were not covered in the presentation?

I was at a presentation for a paper that I have studied and I have several doubts about some aspects of it. During that presentation, the author didn't go into details around the novel-theories ...
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Is there value in posting a video of my paper presentation online?

I am a PhD student in computer science and I have a paper accepted in a conference. One of my friends will record me presenting the paper during the conference and I was wondering if there are any ...
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How to prepare a presentation if there is a visually impaired person in the audience?

When preparing a presentation, I usually avoid putting a lot of text and then read the slides. To me, the best presentation contains very good figures with presenter explaining them, and not reading ...
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Should students' presentations be listed on your CV if you're a co-author?

In my experience, it is quite common for graduate students and professors to be listed as a co-author of undergraduate students' presentations. Although you may be listed as a co-author, should these ...
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What is the purpose of using your initials instead of your full name in oral presentations and when is it appropriate

I noticed during some conference talks that some presenters use their initials rather than their full names on some presentationn slides. Specifically I noticed this when they show name-labeled photos ...
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First 6 months PhD progress presentation [closed]

I have to give a presentation about progress in my PhD after the first six months. I am not sure what is expected from a PhD student at this stage. I have done mostly literature review and a few ...
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How to highlight original work in a talk where it is not expected?

I am a student who is giving a talk on a topic in a few weeks. The talk will be a brief introduction to the topic concerned followed by a rapid survey of recent research and developments. I have ...
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How to avoid competition while giving a talk or presenting a poster?

I would like to know how people avoid unnecessary competition if they are going to give a talk or present a poster about their work. Of course, presenting our work might hopefully lead to new ...
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How to measure engagement in uncommunicative class

I'm teaching a lot of students who are fairly unresponsive in a large class that is set early in the morning. While I'm working on ways to encourage them to respond to questions, I find that normal ...
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Is it advisable to give a handout with the slides to the jury of my PhD defense?

I am preparing for my PhD oral defense in engineering. It consists of two parts: first, a 40-minute long (public) presentation; then, Q&A with the jury. Question: Is it advisable to give a ...
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Presenting on a conference as a Master Student… common or unusual?

I am a master's student of Linguistics and am just finishing my first year of the master's programme. For one of my term papers I am currently doing an empirical study, on a topic I think is really ...
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If you have severe problems with speaking, is it okay to use more text and equations on slides?

I understand that it is best to give a good oral presentation supported by slides with minimal text. Questions like this have been asked before, but in the context of a "normal" presenter. My ...
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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 answer tough questions / didn't hear the question?

I am a PhD student and I'll be giving my first talks at an international conference soon. In the past I have had tough questions from the audience that I did not know the answer to, or did, but it ...
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What to keep in a presentation intended towards invited collaboration? [closed]

I have been invited to an University to make a presentation. Main focus is to share my works with the faculties and attract for possible collaborations with them. I am wondering a step or slide where ...
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How should the session chair introduce presentation titles which are ungrammatical?

As a session chair recently, I was to introduce a talk where the title of the talk was ungrammatical (in both the abstract and talk slides), likely due to the presenter not being a native English ...
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Can we present a same study to a different conferences?

I was wondering if it is ok to present the same paper (may be already published in journals or unpublished) in different conferences? Assuring that the conference will not publish the whole research ...
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Tips & Examples for Academic Video Making in CS and Related Fields?

Computer science conferences these days often ask authors to make short videos based on their papers. The short ones might be 30 secs in length. The longer ones might be about 5 min long. These ...
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Is it appropriate to include class presentations in CV?

I have just earned an MA degree in a social science field. I'm planning to apply to American PhD programs (sociology). I'm from a developing country, and my university is quite modest, if not ...
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on a CV do you list both a paper and an associated oral presentation?

I attended a conference that accepts short papers as well as accepts the papers for oral or poster presentations. I had four papers, for two of which I gave the oral presentations. My conundrum is ...
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How to answer questions in a conference talk that I should know the answer to, but don't?

In a few days, I will be giving my first conference talk. I have only spent less than a year in the field, and the talk will be attended by several well-known researches, who are familiar with all of ...
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Can I use figures from papers published by other authors in (the literature survey part) my thesis defense presentation?

Scholarly work usually requires comparing methods in the recent literature. Such work can be explained elaborately in words for an article but not so easily in a presentation. I would like to ...
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If an image covers the entire slide, where should I credit the author/licensor in a presentation?

Let's pretend I want to use this image from Wikimedia Commons Here's the license on the image: You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work to remix – to adapt ...
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Presenting half-baked results in a department seminar

After having submitted my Ph.D. recently, I am working on a first solo paper (without my advisors). I have some interesting results, but, I have difficulty in formalizing some of the mathematical ...
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Giving talks on ongoing, unpublished research (dangers of getting scooped?)

In my school sometimes the graduate students have to give a talk on what they are up to, i.e. present their ongoing research. Often at this stage the work is not published yet. This is an internal ...
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Is there a special name for a contributed talk given longer time slot?

A conference symposium I'm attending has all contributed talks, no invited or keynote talks. But in each session, one of the [contributed] talks is given a longer time slot than all the others (40 ...

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