Socio-Scientific Talks, Presentations & Writing Projects I:
Explanatory Skills for High Quality and Low Stress Communication
An emphasis will be placed on the challenges of explaining topics that may involve a high degree of complexity and/or uncertainty and may include ambiguous or volitie circumstances.
Socio-Scientific Talks, Presentations & Writing Projects II will place an emphasis on the challenges involved in presentation that inspire some sort of change or taking some sort of action such as a large policy changes or small behavioral change
By the end of the course students should be able to
Craft and deliver impactful statements.
Organize a writing product and presentation using questions.
Revise writing and presentations for unity and coherence.
Craft and deliver Assertion-Evidence style slides.
Deliver presentations with confident body language.
Confidently handle a question & answer session.
To ensure you are on the path to develop the knowledge, skills and mindset necessary for successful, high quality and low stress Socio-Scientific presentations we will explore why and how exceptional presenters become enthusiastic and share their enthusiasm with their audience.
As necessary we will review of the basic elements of good technical writing such as the typical IMRAD structure, style, logic, data analysis, and typical errors concerning the English language and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, format, etc.); and good technical presentations such as PowerPoint slide design and simple animation, color use, posture, voice, gestures, and other aspects of delivering a presentation in front of a group.