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The University of Southampton

Presentation Prowess for Researchers Seminar

13:00 - 14:00
29 January 2019
Building 27, Room 2003 Chemistry University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Laura Powell at .

Event details

A how-to guide to keep your audience awake, engaged and excited about your research.

Presentations are a fantastic way of communicating to both a specialist and non-specialist audience. However, often scientists avoid presenting, due to under-confidence of public speaking, or do not prioritise preparation, due to over-confidence of public interest. Both behaviours ultimately reduce the impact and ability of researchers to communicate their ideas to the audience. 

For practical tips to make impact with your research come to B34/3001, 1-2pm, Tuesday 29th January.

This talk aims to encourage the development of presentation skills in academia. These include best practices for slide design and aesthetics, advice on how to write and deliver a speech, ways to practice and review your presentation and tips for physical and mental preparation on the day. All the techniques discussed can also be applied to a wide range of scenarios such as; group meetings, collaborator visits, or job interviews.


Speaker information

Dr. Frank Longford, University of Southampton. Frank completed his PhD in 2017 at the University of Southampton's ICSS, specialising in computational simulation and analysis before transitioning to data science as part of a postdoctoral research project involving combining machine learning with simulated environments to explore new ways of training computer vision algorithms. During Sep-Oct 2018 he completed the ASI Data Science Fellowship, a 8-week long programme in data science and data engineering based in London that also trains early career researchers in soft skills and employability techniques.

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