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Speaking About Science Seminar: Introduction to Essential Communication Skills

Knowing how to communicate your scientific findings to a general audience is an important skill to develop early in one’s scientific career. This seminar, designed for trainees of all levels, will provide attendees with foundational communication skills that can be used in multiple settings.

This seminar offers tips on presentation delivery, speaking in plain language, and creating an effective visual aid.

This seminar, led by public speaking coach Scott Morgan, will cover the following:

  • How to make your work relevant and dynamic to a wide set of audiences
  • How to communicate your research with a logical flow that captures and maintains your audience’s attention
  • Learn to focus your language and imagery to adhere to short time constraints

This seminar will also provide an introduction to the Three-Minute Talks (TmT) format. Trainees interested in participating in the TmT Competition must attend or have attended this seminar. This seminar is held annually in March/April.

Check your email and the OFT group on Microsoft Teams for event details.