1. Did you do any preparation for this competition?
I spent a lot of time thinking about "how to make my research and its motivation understandable to the general public"! Different fields have their own jargon, and it is necessary to provide clear explanations, interesting "metaphors" and "descriptions" of research results. The storytelling mode often captivates the audience.
2. Did you encounter any problems during the preparation process, and how did you solve them in the end?
I think the biggest problem was "due to the outbreak of the pandemic, the competition was changed to an online format". When communicating with people face-to-face, I have natural eye contact and body language, but facing a computer camera is a different story. For nearly a week, I observed how beauty influencers do live streams and sell products, learned from their facial expressions and speaking tones, and participated in the competition with a sharing mindset.
3. Do you have any words of encouragement for students interested in participating in the NYCU talk show?
I strongly recommend participating in this event! However, instead of seeing it as a competition, think of it as a stage where you can showcase yourself to the fullest. Whether you are sharing life experiences or academic research, I believe that all participants can find their ideal presentation style.