Presentation Skills for Scientists Back
The one day course, unlike many presentation skills courses, is designed specifically for the practising scientist. We cover all aspects of verbal scientific communication, asking delegates to present their own research in a conference format prompting feedback on style and content. Because of our expertise in both science and communication skills, we help to solve common problems (such as nervousness and voice control), as well as those unique to scientists presenting the results of their research.
The day begins with practical instruction on key topics associated with slide content and the process of verbal delivery. Each delegate is then asked to deliver a short scientific presentation with digital slides and to answer questions. The whole process is filmed and played back to highlight positive aspects of delivery style and talk content, as well as to identify areas that require improvement.
We usually recommend that a maximum of ten delegates attend each session to ensure that each individual gets as much attention as possible. The trainers Ed Zanders and Lindsay MacLeod have written Presentation Skills for Scientists - a Practical Guide which delegates will receive at the end of their course.