SOI-049 How to be a better speaker: Golden rules for presenting your work with style

Instructor Cristina Rigutto
Modality In presence
Duration 6 hours
Period Second semester

23/02/2024 at 14:00-17:00
29/02/2024 at 14:00-17:00

Details Course Code: SOI-049

Course objectives

This course will provide participants with a structured framework and the right set of skills that will enable each to deliver successful presentations that meet the objectives and bring results.
The program will cover communication techniques and the reasoning behind them, the different presentation formats (internal briefings, meetings, conference lectures, poster sessions, science café), speech delivery techniques, and how to overcome the most common barriers in public speaking.

Content summary

1) Preparing a speech
  • Determine what the audience needs and wants, and outline ways to address these concerns.
  • Prepare a clear and effective structure and decide on the points you plan on covering, and the message you want the audience to remember.
  • Craft your ideas into compelling narratives, making your presentation accessible to key decision-makers who may be non-specialists in your field.
  • Revise the script to make the speech more clear, compelling, and concise. Use shared language to communicate more effectively and overcome language barriers.
  • Choose the supporting materials appropriate to the situation and build actionable data recommendations for stakeholders.
2) Delivering a presentation
  • Evaluate your public speaking strengths and weaknesses
  • Build your confidence as a speaker, become more comfortable and dynamic when you present, and overcome the fear of public speaking
  • Engage your audience by applying vocal variety and dynamic body language
  • Take Q&A and adapt to your audience and situation

Teaching methods

Learn by doing. Through simple exercises and coaching, participants will immediately apply the skills they have learned to real-life presentations and then receive constructive feedback.