Presentation now given. Slides available below.
Presenting work-in-progress is something we all should do in order to obtain early feedback and to help crystallize our ideas. Unfortunately, many graduate students need help getting over this hurdle of presenting early research, even if it is only to their own research group. I will be giving a talk about presenting work-in-progress to our graduate students, and I'd like to get some input on what sort of advice I should give them to help them be more willing to share their work.
- What tips can you offer on presenting work-in-progress?
- How should the presented deal with the fact that the ideas are not entirely clear in his/her head?
I'm not so concerned about the work being stolen, as presentation will occur locally. I'd like to know how to get students to present such work and how they best can do it.
The students' work is generally of a formal nature, rather than describing systems, so I hope that this question is relevant here. If you feel that this is out of scope please do say so.
Here is the outcome. I am very grateful for your input, which you can see was useful.