All researchers need the ability to speak publicly with impact and confidence (e.g., at conference presentations or 3MT), 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

Unlike our other CDF, Planning and Presenting Persuasive Research, this session focuses on finding and developing your personal presentation style (e.g., Powerpoint mistakes, pitch, and preparing a script) whereas the former focuses on the content or message of the presentation.

Feedback from 2020 participants include:

"Barry O'Sullivan provided an excellent workshop, thank you for this opportunity to learn what is for me new skills and techniques for fear-free presenting."

"This was a brilliant talk and so valuable for presentations in future, and worked well online because presenter was so good at engagement."

[webinar] "The presentor [sic] really tried his best to make this as interactive and engaging as possible. I appreciate his effort despite the difficulty of giving a workshop via zoom especially on the topic of delivering 'impactful' presentations; which he mentioned, to be impactful is to build that connection with your audience - and that is just more challenging over a 2D screen."

[F2F] "The session was perfect. I was surprised that four-hour session was very enjoyable and the speaker had a stable performance from the beginning to the end of the session."

This course was formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills.

May be eligible for CDSE.

This venue is subject to physical distancing restrictions. By attending, you acknowledge that you will comply with prevailing QLD govt and UQ's health directives.

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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Venue

St Lucia
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This venue is subject to physical distancing restrictions. By attending, you acknowledge that you will comply with prevailing QLD govt and UQ's health directives.