Practical Presentation Skills for Scientists & Researchers 

In this three-part presentation skills training programme, you will learn why it’s important to focus on the audience, how to structure a presentation that your audience can follow, how to use power language and visuals to keep them interested, and how to deliver confidently, without nerves, and in your natural style.

You will many opportunities to learn and practise new skills, give and receive feedback, and try new techniques in a safe space. By the end of the programme, you will be able to put your skills to use immediately, and thanks to the “learning by doing” approach of the programme, you should also leave with a solid structure and ideas for content and delivery for your next presentation.

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Session 1 
12 May 2021 at 9am - 1pm GMT on Zoom.

- Initial presentations (baseline - prepared in advance) & feedback
- Importance of audience
- Importance of structure
- Using the key message & simple structure templates to quickly create an outline of a presentation
- Quick presentations

Homework: go and create presentation outline with the tools

Session 2 
19 May 2021 at 9am - 1pm GMT on Zoom.

- Present new outlines, get feedback etc.
- Work on power language, narrative, analogies
- Talk about the audience and listening styles
- Spend time revising outlines with stronger language
- Pre-empting questions and objections
- Talk about slides - slide design principles, and map out some ideas
- Present revised outlines with stronger language Homework: flesh out outlines with stronger language and supporting slides

Homework: flesh out outlines with stronger language and supporting slides

Session 3:
26 May 2021 at 9am - 1pm GMT on Zoom.

- Baseline presentations with feedback
- Talk about "power delivery" and try out some techniques - body language, voice etc.
- Talk about managing the audience - audience cues, Q&A exercises etc.
- Time to work on presentations
- Grand finale presenting with feedback

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Date: 12th/19th/26th May 2021 at 9am-1pm (GMT)
Trainer: Suzanne Whitby
Max participants: 15

General registration is not currently open for this event. Due to limited spaces on the course, we will be prioritising first time speakers who will be presenting at the SEB annual conference 2021. Session organisers will be in contact with the relevant persons shortly. After this we will open registration to other SEB members.  

If you have any questions please contact using the subject heading “Practical Presentation Skills (OED).

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SEB 2021 Annual Conference

29 June - 8 July 2021
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