Making the most of your Presentation (Previously titled: Effective Technical Presentations) (WS897)Course Level: Introductory
Oral presentation skills are a key to success for researchers and professionals alike. This course offers a no-nonsense approach to preparing and giving presentations, with a particular focus on structure, slides, and delivery. It also offers tips on how to manage the nervousness associated with speaking in public.
Oral presentation skills are a key to success for researchers. This course proposes a five-step methodology that will take you from scratch to an effective technical presentation. It also offers tips on how to manage the nervousness associated with speaking in public.
This course will enable you to:
- plan your presentation efficiently
- organize your material into an effective structure
- create slides that get the message across
- deliver your presentation effectively, both verbally and nonverbally
- handle even the most difficult questions
This material is intended for anyone who must prepare and deliver oral presentations. Both novice and experienced speakers can expect to learn much from it.
Jean-luc Doumont , a former researcher in optics, now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Over the years, he has conducted hundreds of sessions worldwide, in English, French, Dutch, and Spanish, and has contributed dozens of articles. Among others, he is the lead author of Nature's English communication for scientists series and the author of the critically acclaimed book Trees, maps, and theorems. Jean-luc graduated from the Louvain School of Engineering and holds a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University.
This workshop is free to technical attendees.