How to improve your scientific presentations – Next edition: Vigo, December 14-15 2021
Estrada Clara Campoamor, 341
If standing up and speaking in front of an audience is a source of anxiety, the stress is heightened even more when the official language of the conference, meeting or congress is English. On the 14th and 15th of December 2021, the Esteve Foundation will organize in Vigo with the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Galicia Sur a new edition of the Training Seminar How to improve your scientific presentations, which offers numerous techniques and practical tips for improving scientists presentations in English.
During one and a half day, participants immerse themselves in the international language under the guidance of Brian McCarthy and Peter Corry, both of Irish origin. McCarthy is a writer, translator and instructor of several courses. He has also translated and edited dozens of articles on pharmacology, psychology and education. Before moving to Spain in 2005, he was a professional theater director and acting coach. Corry has worked as a performance coach for over 12 years, helping professionals in the entertainment industry, education and business to develop confidence and communicate more effectively with audiences. He is also a professional actor in theatre, television and film, and is currently medical doctor.
Designed with a blend of theory and practice, this new course not only covers basic skills in public speaking but also looks at shaping your message, strucuturing your content and polishing your delivery in order to have a greater impact on your audience. Defining a message, having a central objective, establishing a narrative, imposing a structure and attractive design of slides are some of the keys to capturing and holding public attention.
MODULE 1 – Core
• Difference between documents and presentations
• The Core of every presentation
MODULE 2 – How to structure a presentation
• Documents structure vs Presentation structure
• Breakdown of structure – Openings, main points, closing
MODULE 3 – Designing PowerPoint
MODULE 4 – Making numbers interesting
• How to present graphs
• Visualising numbers
MODULE 5 – Voice and gesture – You the presenter
• Eye contact
MODULE 6 – Personal feedback on your voice and movement
MODULE 7 – Final preparation
MODULE 8 – Individual presentations