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Tue 8 Dec 2015
10:20 - 17:00

Venue: Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Public Speaking; presentation and performance

Tue 8 Dec 2015


Academics can make as much of an impact from what they say as what they write whether it be through teaching, conferences or job presentations. Working with a trained actor and an academic, this workshop will take participants through the process of how to write and deliver a speech.

In the first session you will cover how to structure a speech, the use of appropriate language and imagery, audio-visual aids and how to master the Q&A.

In the second session, we will focus on your performance. Drawing on acting techniques, participants will discover how to improve their diction, resonance, range and articulation as well as relaxation and breathing techniques to calm nerves.

This workshop is designed for PhDs and Postdocs at any stage of their academic career.

Target audience

GSLS Members: PhD and Postdocs

  • All participants must ensure that they prepare 150-word brief on their research designed for a non-specific audience. This will need to be printed and brought with you rather than on a tablet or phone.
  • All participants must also prepare ONE Powerpoint slide, which explains the main theme of your research. Before the course you will be given access to a Moodle site where you can upload this information.
  • All participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing, preferably trousers and flat shoes as we will be doing some floor work. Do not worry, participants will only do what they feel comfortable with!

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 8 Dec 2015   10:20 - 17:00 10:20 - 17:00 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room map

A one day interactive workshop

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