How to Gain Attention from Participants and Gain Maximum Benefits out of an academic research conference?
It might be an easy thought -A well-structured paper is easier to listen to then a free form ramble, keep your audience in mind at all times! Remember you are going to present in an academic research conference. An introduction, a middle section and a conclusion is
- simple formula to follow, and will help you organize your thoughts. · Eye contact with the audience is important. Remember to look up at all of them, sweeping your eyes around the room every so often. This helps to keep their attention, and suggests to them that you are confident in what you are saying. Research conferences have two types of participants; those who want to publish their research and those who are up to academic research networking for future academic research. Set your objective; what do you want? Why are you here in this academic research conference? Your objective might be very different; you might be intended to know how people perceive your research, what’s their input, ideas, comments; and on the basis of that you want to further pursue your research later…..but…. gaining attention from the participants is an art in a research conference, especially when it is culturally diversified… when it is an international conference…SO….Mark pauses while presenting your paper to give yourself time to look up, and collect your thoughts. Try to speak as clearly as you can, and not too fast or too slowly. · Rehearse your paper in front of a friend, or aloud in private. Experienced researchers sharing their personal experience have found that reading it through in your head never corresponds to the time it takes to read it aloud in public. The more times
you read it, the more you will be familiar with it, and if you are familiar with what you are saying, your confidence will increase. Academic research conferences provide a whole world of experiences in your specific area of research….say… It might be a conference
on multidisciplinary studies, might be a conference on management and social sciences or a conference on Technology…but these research conferences offer an important reminder that you are not on your own, which is particularly helpful if there aren’t a lot of people at your institution conducting related research. You will find them very helpful for learning about new areas and publications. As a speaker, you would be always keen to get feedback from the audience. It is a way of testing out ideas and my thinking before you write a full journal paper. Key to success to an academician and researcher in today’s academic world is publishing your paper, knowing about international trends in research, various aspects about the same area and all of this is possible quite amicably…. if you attend
academic research conferences. You will enjoy building connections with people, on a social level as well as a professional one. Such international research conferences are basically ONE-STOP-SHOP. The one-stop shop venue also brings unique advantages. Finally, on a casual note, you would love the opportunity to travel to new places, eat new food, and take a break from the daily research grind.