The University of Southampton
Professional Development

Stand and Deliver: Giving Presentations ECRsEvent

09:30 - 16:30, 27 April 2017
Building 27, Room 3057, Highfield Campus
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For more information regarding this event, please telephone Maxine Hart on 02380594555 (x24555) or email .

Event details

Target Audience: Research Staff

Brief Outline: What is at stake when we make a presentation? Often our own reputation, as well as that of our work. Audiences typically base their assessment of a speaker less on what they say than how they say it. This practical course explores what makes an effective presentation, and how we can speak so our audience wants to listen.

What you can expect to learn: We will look at how to deliver a message that is clear and memorable; and at practical approaches to preparation, rehearsal and performance. We will explore concrete approaches to:

  • Managing your nerves;
  • What makes an effective presentation?
  • Effective use of voice;
  • Physical presence and the non-verbal;
  • Connecting with your audience;
  • Identifying your individual style;
  • Speaking with confidence.

There is a strict limit of 10 participants so that every participant will get individual feedback and support.

Training Dates: There may be more than one training session scheduled; Please click on the 'Book now' button below to view all the date(s) available.

Facilitator Information / Led By

The course is run by VOX Coaching.

Job Title: Specialists in practical communications coaching. VOX brings into University contexts the unique expertise gained preparing performers and directors for careers in the media. VOX coaches work in over twenty UK Universities, and in particular with research staff, PhD researchers, supervisors, PIs and senior academics. More details are available at


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