Hello everyone, how are you guys?
Today I want to share a very interesting experience that I had developing this presentation on a scientific paper in the area of BioMEMs, which means Biomedical Microelectromechanical Systems.
It was a very challenging task, because one thing is to do some research in some papers to add information to your research, or to develop a project completely by your own, from the first concepts to the final product, another is to study a complex paper to make a presentation about a research that was not developed by you, and this is the great challenge.
When you have to present something developed by you, you have a complete knowledge of what was done, you know all the sources, the whole process, every stage through which you went through the development, until you get a conclusion, it means, you have the complete knowledge of the presented informations.
All of these presentations I have made at the Master’s degree here at Yonsei University have helped me to grow significantly, both improving my way of setting and planning them, and improving my English and my way to present the information.
In case you don´t know, my mother language is Portuguese, and here I highlight two important points in relation to these presentations.
1) Presenting in a language in which you are not a native speaker is already a great challenge, because you often end up putting some language addiction in Portuguese, no matter how fluent you are in english, and sometimes even one word or another comes out in your native language.
2) Talk about a subject that you did not participate in the project. For this, it is necessary to study the article very well until the whole development process and concepts are very clear for you, making it possible to structure a good presentation giving due relevance to the subjects addressed in the paper.
In the midst of so many challenges of getting a master’s degree abroad, we must always focus on both the studies and the presentation. I have no doubt that the best recipe for a good presentation is always BE PREPARED. One of the things that helps me learn the most is to write notes on the whole content, so that it is easier to understand the processes and create connections in the mind that will be extremely valuable and indispensable in the presentation.
Check bellow the presentation Slides:
Paper information: Paper discussion: An Intelligent Microfluidic Processor for Biomedical Detection Authors: Kelvin Yi-Tse Lai | Yu-Tao Yang | Chen-Yi Lee Received: 24 February 2014 | Accepted: 23 July 2014 | Published Online: 9 August 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014⁎
What about you? What is your experience? Leave a comment.