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Target Audience: PGR Students
In person, you may have given presentations, possibly to a class or your peers, perhaps a confirmation seminar, a mid-candidature review, or maybe even a conference presentation. However, presenting on-line is a whole different consideration. How do you continue to present effectively, when most times, you cannot see or hear your audience. You still need to engage them and gain their participation. You need to communicate skilfully and with conviction as well as maintain their attention when they have a myriad of tempting distractions.
This workshop will cover:
- Knowing your key message and making it relevant to your audience
- Preparing materials specifically for an on-line environment
- How to structure and link parts of your talk
- How to engage your audience and keep their attention throughout your presentation
- Using your webcam, what can your audience see
- Knowing the other tools available and when to use them
- How to handle questions
- Dealing with nervousness
- Presenting yourself effectively
And it will be interactive and fun!
Handling questions at a conference presentation No matter how well you prepare for your presentation, the part that freaks out most researchers is question time.
No matter how well you prepare for your presentation, the part that freaks out most researchers is question time.
- What if there are no questions?
- What if they ask really tricky questions that I can’t answer?
- Worse, what if they ask really easy questions that I can’t answer?
- What do I do if I don’t know the answer?
- What do I do if I can’t understand the question?
Fortunately, you can prepare for question time. You can predict and get ready for most of the obvious questions. And you can learn strategies to deal with the others.
- Topics will include:
- Preparing for questions
- Inviting questions
- Dealing with tricky questions
- What to do if you don’t know
- Coping with the anxiety
- Lists of typical questions
- Asking questions
Delivered By: Hugh Kearns
PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development
All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).
You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).
Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.