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Captivating presentations

Researcher Development, University of Canberra

Friday, 6 July 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (AEST)

Captivating presentations

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Captivating presentations

We’ve all seen presenters that just knock ‘em dead. Even on quite boring subjects the audience just seem to be in the palm of their hand. This workshop gives you the tools to wow the crowd and leave a lasting positive impression.

Working through practical exercises you will learn to create captivating visuals and avoid death by powerpoint. You’ll learn to develop stage presence, add drama to your story and use your voice and body to connect with the audience.

At the end of this 90-minute session you will have created a mini-talk on your own research – bring a paper or some background material that you want to tell the world about.

We’ll cover:

* Developing a clear message and delivering it in a way that sticks

* Tips and tricks for making classy powerpoint presentations

* Warm ups and techniques to relax your body and voice

* Timing pitfalls to avoid at all cost

* Connecting with your audience and keeping them on side

* Adding that little extra magic.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants their presentations to stand out.

The Presenter Dr Phil Dooley, freelance science writer, presenter and videomaker

From childhood dreams of being an astronomer, Dr Phil Dooley progressed to a PhD in laser physics. After a stint as an IT trainer, he returned to science as a communicator, where he could talk about the fun stuff without the heavy-duty equations.

In his career he has taken bored teenage school kids on physics excursions at University of Sydney; created digital content for the international fusion research organisation, JET; been schooled by a battle-hardened Reuters hack in the ANU media office and written for prominent science publishers Nature and Cosmos Magazine.

He regularly MCs Science in the Pub events, and has performed solo in shows and festivals from Adelaide to London, blending music, stand up comedy, fairytales and live science demos. He runs a YouTube channel, Phil Up On Science.

Dr Phil is a qualified professional trainer, with a Certificate IV in Workplace training and assessment, and is National Vice-President of Australian Science Communicators.

Have questions about Captivating presentations? Contact Researcher Development, University of Canberra

When & Where

11B56 (Building 11, Level B, Room 56)
Kirinari Street
University of Canberra
Bruce, ACT 2617

Friday, 6 July 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (AEST)

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