Ep 70: Plagiarism in Presentations / How to Cite your Sources

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Have you ever been scrolling through insta-stories or listening to a webinar/presentation and you felt like it was content you seen/heard before? The reality is you're feeling that way because you probably have heard that content before. The practice of using other people's content within our own content is quite common and I want to clear the air here that there is nothing wrong with citing someone else's work, but there is a correct and incorrect way to do this. Today we’re going to discuss the importance of citing others work correctly and the importance of creating your own unique/original content.

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Episode takeaways you don’t want to miss:

  • You should research other content when creating a presentation. The more value you can provide in your presentation the better!

    • When doing this you need to ensure you are giving credit where credit is due. If you aren’t, you’re plagiarizing! 

  • I personally don’t follow other people who do the work that I do because if I get an idea, I want it to be original and my own

  • You are enough! People are waiting for you to share the incredible ideas you have! While citing others in your presentation is great, the bulk of your presentation shouldn’t be what other people are saying/doing

    • Have faith in yourself and the value that you bring on your own 

    • By over referencing others content, you may be driving people away from YOU and the value that you bring to the table by 

  • There is no specific text format for citing your sources in your presentation slides (may not need any at all), however you want to at least ensure you’re mentioning where you got a specific quote/theory/idea if it isn’t your own

  • Citing others properly makes you look smart and prepared

  • You will struggle to stand out in your industry as the subject matter expert if you constantly reference others content rather than delivering your own unique content

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