Be very careful about pushing the conclusions too far or over-generalising, particularly when only a small part of the data is being discussed.It might add to the research credibility if you can support your conclusions with direct quotations from your study participants. Although it sounds like a small detail, one useful tactic in the early stages is to decide how many of the 15 minutes should be allotted to each section of the presentation. It can be helpful to decide early on how to balance the weighting of the various sections as a guide to how much detail could be included. The big advantage of having access to Power Point or Prezi alongside the spoken presentation means that the graphics can enhance communication.What makes their work beguiling as well as crisp enough to be chosen for the call?
Be very careful about pushing the conclusions too far or over-generalising, particularly when only a small part of the data is being discussed.
So, if you have decided to use images in your presentation, make sure the pictures are from copyright-free stock if you don’t have your own to use.
What other issues have you come across when working with Ph D candidates on their first conference presentations?
What are the useful tips that become second nature after you’ve done a few presentations, but are not so obvious when starting out?
Academic conferences play a significant role in graduate work.
It’s not helpful to condense the entire Ph D into a 15-minute presentation, but at the same time that overall project provides a context for this particular element of the study.
Writing A Conference Paper
A conference paper can’t say everything; it needs to be closely focused on a single main argument so that the audience can engage with the ideas.The whole work is bundled and potted in an abstract and published as the conference proceedings.The very purpose of an abstract is to review the main points of your paper in such a way to convince conference organizers that your paper has got something important and valuable to add to the conference.And part of this is to present a more personal approach to the topic by owning the content: that is, be willing to say ‘I’. When presenting in person, it’s possible to be more chatty than is usual when writing a journal article or thesis.This will, of course, depend on the conventions of the specific disciplinary/discourse community, but on the whole we would expect rather less ‘lexical density’ than in a written version.It is an event for researchers to present and discuss their work, crafting a bridge for exchange of information between researchers.But how does a researcher get invited to present their field of research at an academic conference?This post will revolve around the finest ways to write a perfect abstract that will help you make your work fit-to-be-seen and praised for.An abstract is a brief summary of the paper you want to present at the academic conference.Writing a conference presentation is very different from writing an article or a dissertation.While writing the script of a presentation recently, a list of questions arose for us that might be useful for others doing this for the first time. Some big conferences might attract a rather broad audience; on the other hand, smaller niche conferences often focus on a more specific subset of that disciplinary ‘tribe’ (Becher & Trowler, 2001; Trowler, Saunders & Bamber, 2012).