The Art of Scientific Presentation
Friday, 15 October
12:00 – 13:00
Robert Anholt is the author of the acclaimed bestselling book “Dazzle ‘Em with Style; The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation” and has given seminars, webinars, or workshops on presentation skills nationally at Michigan State University, Cornell University, the University of Miami, North Carolina State University, Tufts Medical Center, the Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Florida, and internationally at Beijing Forestry University, Cambridge University and the University of Chile. A Japanese translation of the book is available from Kodansha publishers. The workshop will address how to structure a focused presentation and how to use (and not use) visual images. Dr. Anholt will also provide guidelines for an effective delivery style, including tips for foreign speakers.
Speaker: Dr. Robert R. H. Anholt
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Presenting Your Scientific Research: Advice for Non-Native Speakers
Tuesday, 19 October
10:00 – 11:00
Scientific presentations are challenging to make, especially for non-native speakers. This webinar discusses a strategy especially suited for non-native speakers: the assertion-evidence approach (http://www.assertion-evidence.com). This approach helps speakers overcome the weak defaults of PowerPoint’s defaults that pull down many presentations, especially those by non-native speakers. In this approach, speakers become more focused because they build their talks on succinct messages, not phrase headlines. Moreover, audiences comprehend more of the talk because the speakers support those messages with visual evidence. Also included in this webinar are specific tips for coming up with spoken words and for handling questions. Before attending this webinar, attendees are asked to view the first film on www.assertion-evidence.com: “PowerPoint’s defaults are weak” (only 5 minutes). As an optional assignment, participants are encouraged to download a template from http://www.assertion-evidence.com/templates.html and create a couple of slides for their next scientific or engineering presentation.
Speaker: Michael Alley
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