Presenting is a powerful tool in the industry as it’s a means of communication which can enable to get feedback, ask for resources or pitch product ideas. A well composed slide deck can be used as a presentation, to support a discussion during a meeting or to share information by being sent around.
With a PhD behind our back we have plenty of presenting experience, ranging from talks in front of a handful of colleagues on a research meeting to presentations in front of hundreds of people on a congress. In fact, during PhD presenting our data is probably one of the things we do most when we’re out of the lab. So yes, after our PhD track most of us feel comfortable about our presenting skills and maybe also secretly proud of them.
But does presenting always go that well?