The ability to communicate clearly and with influence is a core skill for any researcher.  This workshop will help you develop presentations skills to communicate your research, get through milestones such as confirmation and the oral examination, be competitive at 3MT, or effectively deliver that "elevator pitch".

  • Replace fear with excitement
  • Develop a powerful script in five minutes
  • Create a value proposition
  • Communicate with impact
  • Handle Q&A with confidence
  • Deliver a rousing call to action
  • Use Powerpoint to guide your audience

This session includes a break for morning tea which will be provided. 

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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