All researchers need the ability to speak publicly with impact and confidence, however these skills come naturally to very few. This interactive workshop will help you to speak publicly and present your research in a persuasive and impactful manner. In this session, you will discover how to:

  • Craft a powerful script in less than 20 minutes
  • Replace fear with excitement
  • Calm your nerves
  • Expand your vocal range
  • Adjust your messaging to appeal to specific audiences
  • Create and deliver a value proposition
  • Handle Q&A with confidence
  • Present a business case (pitch) with impact
  • Avoid PowerPoint mistakes

Feedback from 2019 participants include:

"Excellent. Best CDF session to date. Critical skills that all HDR/university students need."

"This is one of the best seminars on presentation skills I have ever attended."

"I thought that the presenter (Barry O'Sullivan) was excellent. In particular, his methods of active participation by attendees were very good. I would be very interested in doing more courses run by him."

" Speaker was fantastic! 11/10 would recommend."

About Communication

Learning to communicate effectively is critical to your ability to transfer your knowledge and research, build relationships, and gain employment. As you progress in your career these skills will become more important. The ability to master verbal, non-verbal, interpersonal, and written comunication will allow you to communicate with clarity and influence. ‘Effective communication’ also appears in almost every job advertisement as a skill required by employers. 

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