Speakeasy: Public Speaking for PhD Students – 14 March
Speakeasy – Public Speaking for PhD Students
Friday 14 March, 10.00 – 5.00pm
Public speaking accounts for 70% of an academic’s output. Clear, effective and professional communication skills are therefore absolutely essential to any aspiring academic. While we receive endless training in research skills, we are given little instruction in how to communicate this research effectively and too often, we simply leave our performance to ‘chance’. In an age where we all have the potential to be our own broadcasters, and when there is increasing pressure to disseminate our work to a broader audience, it is never been so important for academics to hone their communication skills.
Speakeasy is unique in that it fuses academic skills with acting training. This one day interactive workshops allows students to discover the art of performance and speech writing and covers the following issues:
- How to write a speech: get your message across, keep your audience engaged and actually enjoy the experience
- How to control your performance: voice projection, posture, body language, controlling nerves.
- Different modes of communication: how to lead seminars, chair conferences and control a Q&A.
- Techniques for presenting, how to deliver complex ideas and style of delivery
- Tools of communication: how to use PowerPoint, cite-reading and ‘thinking on your academic feet’
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