Engage, Inform, Inspire: Bring your communication skills to the next level
15 – 17 June 2020
- MU Language Centre, Komenského nám. 2, Brno
15.6. + 17.6. 2020, 9:00- 17:30
Limited to 12 participants.
Presenter: Dr. Samuel Lagier
This 2-day intensive workshop will help participants to improve their communication skills for application beyond the group-meeting setting. While certainly valuable to future academics, this workshop is especially valuable to individuals who plan to break out of the typical academic path (future entrepreneurs, future business leaders, science communicators), where excellent communication skills can make - or break - a career.
The workshop will begin with each participant giving a brief 3-minute conference-style presentation of their work. This will be the example talk that each student will use to apply their new skills throughout the course. We will identify each participant's points of diﬃculty, and together, we will push past them, through interactive group- and individual-exercises where the participant will receive ample feedback both from the instructor and from other participants.
The ﬁrst day will focus on presentation design: diﬀerent styles of story-arcs, structure, depth, and visualisations, speciﬁcally with a focus on presenting and discussing scientiﬁc data. During the day separating the two parts of the workshop, participants will continue to develop their model talk based on what they've learned the ﬁrst day.
The second day of the workshop will focus on the performance and delivery of the talk. How to hook and keep the audience? How to be engaging in both voice and body language? The workshop will close with each participant presenting his or her talk in its new form. The skills learned on day#2 are useful for all forms of communication (formal, informal, in-person, remote,…)
- innovative ways to explain complex data
- diﬀerent ways to structure presentations
- knowledge of their own performance tics and how to push past them
- how to physically, verbally, and vocally command the attention of one's audience and make a lasting positive impression.
The workshop will be very interactive. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can move in. Attendees should bring their laptops or a thumb-drive and a notebook and pen. Participants' talks will be ﬁlmed and each person can take home their talk at the end of the training for future study.
Each participant should prepare a 3-minute presentation of their work. Slides are optional.
Participants should be comfortable and able to express themselves in English (level B2/C1), and they should also be moderately experienced in giving presentations (lab meetings, departmental meetings, conference talks, …).
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