Presenting Professionally

How you present yourself and your hard-won data will be instrumental in the progression of your research career − from lab progress reports and departmental meetings to your PhD defense and international conferences.
The Presenting Professionally Workshop provides the essential tools to optimally design and deliver a range of presentations.

First we will focus on the essential steps to getting the right content and optimal structure for the talk. We will also analyze how to optimally design the slides to being able to better explain them. Then we will assess each participant’s individual body language and delivery style and cover how to build and maintain a positive rapport with the audience. Finally, we will look at strategies for better managing and responding in the question and answer session.

Workshop content

  1. Optimally preparing and structuring your talk
  2. Enhancing the impact of visual aids
  3. Maintaining rapport with the audience
  4. Using positive body language
  5. Delivering your talk professionally and confidently
  6. Handling the question and answer session


By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Generate a well planned and structured presentation
  • Eliminate individual and common errors
  • Develop individual strategies to deliver memorable and informative talks
  • Respond more confidently to questions

Pre-workshop preparation

Participants should have organized a PowerPoint presentation before the workshop commences. This presentation will then be assessed and worked upon throughout the workshop sessions. Participants should bring a print out and a computer file of the talk to the workshop sessions!

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