Three PhD students, including me, presented our research to the Department of Psychology last week. We had 10 minutes each, with 5 minutes for questions, to describe our research plans and goal – a “PhD pitch”.
It’s always good practice to do short presentations, where you have to stick to the most important aspects of the research and explain the topic to people who don’t necessarily know anything about it.
The others had topics related to psychology, whereas my research, in Library and Information Science, was unfamiliar to most there.
I’m lucky to have English as my native language, so presenting at conferences or meetings such as this isn’t such a hurdle.