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 atAll research students
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
Dr Senthila Quirke, Brunel Graduate School
Specific skills focused on in this session
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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