About this virtual course
Scientists need to speak with confidence to sound credible and convey the significance of their findings. They may also need to present scientific material to non-scientific audiences. This course focuses on the four pillars of presentation excellence: developing the right content, speaking confidently, interacting meaningfully, and using PowerPoint and other visual support. Learn techniques to present complex technical information so that your audience—regardless of their expertise—can quickly grasp your message. Leave with noticeably enhanced presentation skills and a higher level of confidence in your ability to speak in front of groups.Download One-Page Summary
Who should enroll
This course is for anyone in R&D, QA, QC, or Clinical or Regulatory Affairs who presents scientific material. It is suitable for those who need to give informal presentations to small groups and for those who present papers at symposia. We recommend six participants with one facilitator, or 12 participants with two facilitators. With this low learner-to-facilitator ratio, participants receive individual feedback on the presentations they deliver.
You will learn to
- profile your audience and clarify your objective to help you stay on track
- apply a flexible, reliable framework to quickly shape your presentation
- decide what information and how much detail to include
- put the main point upfront so the audience understands the significance of your findings
- design visuals with just enough content to support your message
- open your presentations in a way that captures attention
- use your voice and body language with confidence to enhance your credibility
- manage audience interaction and respond effectively to questions
What to expect
This course is an enjoyable, hands-on learning experience. Come with a presentation you need to give on a topic of your choice. During the course, learn to craft a clear, compelling message and deliver it with confidence. You have two opportunities to present, and you receive feedback from your peers and the facilitator. In addition, you receive a recording of your presentation so you can evaluate your skills privately. You also receive a comprehensive digital manual, tip sheets and access to online resources for post-course use.