We’ve all been in lectures or talks where we wish the speaker would communicate more clearly or in a more engaging manner. Similarly, we’ve all felt the weight of expectation as we try to convey something that we think is important and in which we have invested time. A brilliant idea or fascinating topic is one thing it seems, the ability to effectively convey that idea and topic another.
In this session, a panel of academics will advise on presentation skills and public speaking. The panel will reflect on their own experiences in this area, as well as the different types of audience to which a researcher might be expected to present, whether journalists or a class full of undergraduate students.
The session includes interactive speaking exercises and a performative demonstration of what to do and what not to do when communicating your research.