Presentation Boot Camp at GK-12 March Meeting
Within the research and academic communities, there is a growing interest in improving the communication skills of scientists and engineers, especially their ability to communicate the substance and importance of research to non-scientist audiences. This intensive, one-day workshop is a condensed version of the Presentation Boot Camp developed by Dr. Richard Tankersley for Florida Tech’s GK-12 Program (InSTEP). The Boot Camp focuses on proven techniques for presenting scientific and engineering topics and research findings more effectively to both scientific/technical audiences and the general public. Through a series of interactive sessions, participants receive training in planning and preparing presentations that communicate messages more clearly and effectively and that have a lasting impact on the audience. Topics include knowing and identifying the needs of the audience, highlighting big ideas and take-home messages, decoding complex concepts with diagrams, and displaying data in meaningful ways. Attendees will also receive training in the use and application of a protocol and associated rubric for evaluating the effectiveness of scientific presentations.
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Posted on January 28, 2011