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Presentation skills workshop

  • Write Limited Level 7, AMI Plaza, 342 Lambton Quay Wellington New Zealand (map)

Presentation Skills—getting from ‘Oh no!’ to ‘that went well’.

Venue: Write Limited, Level 7, AMI Plaza, 342 Lambton Quay, Wellington.

Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm, with morning tea provided.

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Every science communicator needs to be able to present their work to different audiences. It has been said that communicating the science is as important as doing the science. When you present, you want to be able to get across your key points in a clear, compelling way. And you want to leave your audience not only understanding you, but wanting more.

This 3-hour workshop will cover the basics of how to present effectively, in a practical way. You’ll learn: 

·         how to open and close your presentation powerfully

·         how to simplify your information and messages

·         how much material to include—and leave out

·         how to keep the audience engaged

·         how to overcome your nervousness. 

The workshop will suit any science communicator who makes presentations. It will useful for those of you who are inexperienced, but see presentations looming in the future, as well as those who are experienced but want to improve.

Tutor: Diana Burns. Diana is an experienced writer, broadcaster and communications specialist. She has written and delivered many presentations, and teaches presentation as part of her work as a Plain English specialist at Write.