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PRESENTATION SKILLS: Techniques to deliver successful oral presentations

Delivering presentations and being part of public engagement activities are now common in most academic and non academic careers. As PhD students you may be speaking at departmental events and conferences and are seeking ways to perfect your presentation delivery. This session aims to help you identify your strengths and support you with overcoming your limitations. It will cover methods of communicating, body language and responding to questions as well as discussing ways to make your presentation more memorable.

Aimed at

All Doctoral Researchers


This session is primarily for those who feel they need to develop their oral communication skills. It will help those presenting at conferences, in research seminars or in any environment where speaking is paramount.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants will have an understanding of:
  • Methods of communicating
  • Body language and responding to questions
  • Overcoming nervousness

Presented by

Dr Senthila Quirke, Brunel Graduate School

Specific skills focused on in this session

Communication skills

Health and Safety and general notice

Participants will be viewing presentations projected onto a SMART Board screen. Participants may be required to work in pairs. Refreshments may be available at the venue.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

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