Presenting science workshop

The aim of this workshop is to improve the participants' oral presentation skills. By preparing and rehearsing their own presentations, participants will acquire confidence and fluidity in speech and be better prepared to interact with an academic audience.

Objectives

The aim of this workshop is to improve the participants' oral presentation skills. The course helps all participants unlearn their bad presentation habits, and learn the proper techniques to stand in front of an audience of any size with confidence. By preparing and rehearsing their own presentations, participants will acquire confidence and fluidity in speech and be better prepared to interact with an academic audience.

Good presentation skills are essential to a career as a researcher for two reasons:

  1. Presenting takes a larger part of a scientist’s time as he or she moves up the research ladder.
  2. Presenting is key to getting funding and project support. A scientist who garners support is often put on the fast career track.

The course is based on the book When the Scientist Presents, which each participant will receive. Read the book's preface.

Full course outline (pdf)

Preparatory work

  • By 2 November 2018, each participant must submit a presentation in line with a template and instructions provided
  • Revised slides taking into account feedback from the instructor must be re-submitted before the class, by 11 November

Further instructions and templates (login required)

Teaching

Jean-Luc Lebrun of Scientific Reach is a seasoned and humorous presenter and the author of the books When the Scientist Presents and Scientific Writing: A Reader and Writer's Guide.

He regularly teaches these subjects at universities and higher education institutions in Europe, the US and Asia, as a consultant trainer for the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (the government arm of Singapore research) and for other European universities and EU  Agencies. He has won many presentation awards throughout his career.

Published Mar. 7, 2018 11:48 AM - Last modified Nov. 9, 2018 10:16 AM