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Would it be ok to use my company presentation template to apply to other jobs?

Throwaway account. I am currently in the process of applying for a new job, and have been called for interviews by several places across Western Europe (specifying the location in case it matters). As ...
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How to overcome/answer unexpected questions in presentations with major stakeholders

My role at my company is a project manager on a fairly large project. Every month, I am required to present the status of my project to executives within my company and the customer's company. Since ...
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When demoing a performance improvement, should you demo the speedup first or last?

I have a sitewide speedup to demo at work (I just turned on React's code splitting). Page loads go from four seconds to two, Lighthouse performance goes from 38 to 74, code coverage goes from mostly ...
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Is it unprofessional to send meeting invites on weekends/holidays?

I had to schedule meeting for Monday but for some reason or the other it I couldn't finish work on Friday and therefore I wasn't sure if I should schedule meeting on Monday. But on weekend I worked ...
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How do I ask for critical feedback when demoing a tool/dashboard/widget

I've read How can I ask for candid feedback from my manager? and How politely decline positive feedback? and concluded that these answers were primarily for the individual, i.e. feedback to the ...
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Presentation with feedback

I am an electrical engineering intern at a utility company. The company requires that we have a presentation at the end of the term. The presentation is expected to contain information regarding the ...
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Presentation: shout-out to contributors at the beginning or the end? [closed]

In a slides presentation, what's your opinion on the timing for this shout-out? I think at the beginning is better as you can draw the attention of them in audience.
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Co-workers posting photos and videos of people without their consent

I work for a company that is distributed over several branches across different countries. Every once in a while we're having these group video calls/conferences where all branches participate and ...
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Newcomers' Presentation

My company has decided to organize a staff meeting event next week to break the ice between employees and I'm glad that they did. There are six newcomers joined the team within four months including ...
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How to protect yourself from being misrepresented by others? [closed]

This can be a problem stemming either from the boss, or co-workers competing for promotions. Examples include(what other people do) writing inaccurate details in email causing other people(who may ...
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Didn't show up for a research presentation and research mentor is livid, what do I do?

Context: I am a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a small college who is studying science. The summer of my freshman year, I did a few months of research for a research mentor who works as a professor at ...
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What should I do with my seemingly irresponsible colleague? [closed]

Some background first: I am in a East-Asia-based company. I am not a foreigner so basically there is no cultural gaps in this case. It's kind of stereotype to say this but I do think I have to ...
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When to print off presentations for the audience?

I will be giving a presentation shortly to some of the higher ups about what I did this summer as an intern. In some student presentations I've seen at University and at conferences, the presenter ...
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Sharing a video in a video conference call [closed]

I have an interesting question. My company and a client will be having a meeting over Skype for business. I have prepared some videos that I would like to show at the meeting. I would like to stream ...
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How to present technical presentation with huge amount of information [closed]

I was invited to one of the biggest QA events (expected more than 400+ professionals) in my country with topic about performance testing. The information I would like to cover is: Install two docker ...
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Letting an employee know that another is better suited for a task?

This was a past situation. There was a presentation that only allowed one employee to present. Two of my employees, employees A and B, really wanted to do the presentation. Due to the time-frame and ...
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Concerned with my boss presenting my project/presentation

About 8 months ago, a coworker and I worked on a project which lasted about 4 months to complete. After completion, we as a team presented the findings to 3 different groups of increasing authority. ...
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How do I give feedback when I know more about the topic than the presenter?

I believe I have specialized expertise in a specific area of technology. At work, I often have to sit through presentations given by others in the same area of technology that I have expertise on. ...
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Send message to employee of a company you would like to work for

I was recently looking for the implementation of a particular algorithm I needed for work, and came across the personal webpage of a developer which was discussing a very similar problem in a blog ...
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How to tell a core group member they give terrible presentations?

I am assigned to a group that has been tasked to give a presentation. I have worked very hard on becoming a good presenter, taking spare time to study subjectively good presenters/presentations (Steve ...
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Declining holding a presentation during educational leave (exam preparation)

I work for a german IT company where we have a monthly meet up next week, which includes a presentation e.g. about a technology. The event is outside of the working hours and not paid, it is more ...
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How to encourage team members to share responsibility of presentations?

For context, I've been on a team of 8 for a year now and recently my team has taken on a very big project for the company. Because of this, naturally, a lot of managers want presentations of what is ...
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Interview Presentation Advice - Workplace or Hobby Related [closed]

I have an interview next week, and I have been asked to prepare a presentation on something I am passionate about. I am torn between covering a hobby as a topic or something work related and was ...
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Handling Tough Questions in Presentations

Today, I gave a presentation in front of a group of my manager and a several executives. I spent a long time preparing for it as there were a lot important people attending. It was going well until ...
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How should I respond to absurd observations from customers during software product demos?

I'm not sure if this question is placed in the right site but this is my workplace, and this site often discusses diplomacy in the workplace. I'm a software developer and I'm not very skilled in ...
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How to build the skill to explain ideas for my design work?

I am a fashion designer working in the US. I came from Asia last year, luckily got a job in the US. At work, I always need to explain my work during the design meeting, I have difficult time to ...
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Former boss asking me to do presentations

My former boss who is a manager in the company regularly asks me to do work for him. I have that under control as my current boss backs me up and I can take on the assignments I find interesting and ...
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Presentation about generated benefit at the end of my contract

I am working as a working student at a company and I start my obligatory intership next semester at the same company but in a different position. Today my manager approached me and asked that I should ...
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How to handle it when you didn't do ANYTHING [closed]

So I'm an engineering student. I'm doing my master thesis project for a tech company. It started years ago, but I took a leave of sickness for 2 years due to depression. It was a pretty nasty story ...
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How to introduce myself in 10 minutes?

I am invited to an interview and was asked to prepare an introduction of myself and my proficiency, i.e. explain briefly my CV and an example project I am currently working at. I was given a time ...
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Acknowledgements: Dr or Prof?

I am presenting my research work at a conference. In my poster, I am crediting my research advisor. For anonymity purposes, say his name is John Smith. He is a PhD so he is often addressed Dr. Smith ...
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How do I deal with workplace questions regarding personal interests when my main interest may be considered immature?

Shortly after starting my new job as a development engineer at a larger company, I was asked to submit some personal information for a slideshow showing recent developments at the workplace (the ...
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Using employer's resources while job interviewing?

I'm currently employed, and have been with the same company A since grad school (6 years). After applying for a job at company B, I've been invited to an on-site interview in 19 days. It is a software ...
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Presentation about a complex problem for a Second-Stage Job Interview [closed]

I will soon be attending a second stage job interview with an IT firm specializing in security systems and financial fraud prevention. I have been asked to prepare a 20 minute presentation regarding ...
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Is It Proper To Put Code In Slides For Technical Presentation for Interview?

Im doing a technical presentation for a job interview and the topic is the following: Minimizing Real-Time Data Stream Latency: Node.js and Asynchronous Operations I've done some very thorough ...
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How to represent daily work done effectively in daily call with reporting manager sitting abroad

In the project I am working each of us need to give daily status to Reporting Manager for the daily development task we had done in a telephonic call as my reporting manager works from US office. I am ...
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Giving Presentations with live Content from the Web [closed]

I'm working in an internet tech company. So I often have to give presentations where I have to switch between Powerpoint and my browser for a live presentation. Any time I'm switching the audience ...
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What are 'key business intelligence outputs' in the context of a public sector organization? [closed]

I have applied for a Business Intelligence Developer job in a healthcare-related public sector organization and been asked to give a short verbal presentation on the following: Organization A has ...
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What Do I Do When I Have Grammatical Mistakes And It Is Too Late To Fix Them

My girlfriend (SO from this point forward) is working on a pilot project that is designed to help young start-up companies understand more about technology and how they can use it to better their ...
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How can I control questions asked during a presentation?

When people give presentations in my company, other members interrupting the flow of the presentation with questions/discussions on minor points can make the presentation lose focus. Personally I find ...
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What is the purpose of a technical presentation during an interview?

I am being interviewed, and was asked to prepare a short technical presentation about any topic of my choice. What is the purpose of such assignment and what points should I take into account when ...
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How can I deal with stage fright in business settings?

The highest rating answers to similar questions over at music.SE recommend that to overcome stage fright, you should master your recital to perfection (here and here). I find that in workplace ...
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Doing a presentation to look more professional

I don't know if this is the best place to ask this question, but I couldn't find another stackexchange site to ask it. I am a computer engineering student that doesn't work anywhere, and I don't have ...
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Is it improper to use Powerpoint to ask questions?

When inheriting a pre-existing project/task, what's the best way to conduct a meeting in which the primary purpose is for the meeting lead to be more informed, as opposed to the other members? I'm ...
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How can I be productive at unproductive meetings?

I work for a manager that is very fond of meetings. The problem is, however, that more than half of these meetings are both unnecessary and wasteful. For example, we have a regularly scheduled ...
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Does using notes during a presentation indicate a lack of preparation or self confidence?

Is it a good idea to use notes during a presentation/demonstration, such as delivering a PowerPoint presentation of a mobile project in my organization to my colleagues, or does that indicate lack of ...
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