Communication Skills Research Skills
Friday, 02 November 2018, 9.15am to 4.30pm
To provide guidance on planning and delivering an oral presentation, including slide preparation.
A workshop format. Attendees will be required to make a 10 minute presentation and will receive feedback from the course tutors.
The course will cover
Planning your presentation
Being invited to speak. Defining your audience. How to construct an exciting presentation. Differences between papers and presentations. Successful presentations for different audiences. Planning tips and techniques.
Preparing your slides
Style and colour for fonts and bullets. Editing titles and devising new ones. How to reduce the amount of text on a slide. Ways of making text slides more interesting. Graphs and tables.
Voice and body language
Dealing with nerves. Body language and visual appearance. Gestures. Managing difficult people. What to say in response to difficult questions. Choosing and using words for intellectual and emotional impact. Making your presentation memorable. Adding richness to your presentation — visual, auditory, read/write and kinaesthetic. Should you ever read a presentation? Special considerations for technical material. Communication styles.