> Present your research with self-confidence at conferences/workshops.
> Improve your diction and pronunciation.
Verbal and non-verbal communication:
- Key communication points: the impact of words, body language and your voice. Best practices and points to avoid.
- Voice work: practical exercises to improve diction, intonation, use of pauses and pronunciation.
- The structure of a presentation. Ensure a smooth transition between the parts by using linking phrases.
- Communication techniques to get and keep audience attention.
- Identify the key message to get across.
Practical exercises (partially filmed):
- Presentation of your research subject (2 minutes).
- Feedback on the content, diction, body language, communication style and linguistic corrections if necessary (grammar, pronunciation).
- Observation of filmed extracts.
> Prepare a short presentation (2 minutes) without slides on your subject of research.
> Watch a presentation on the internet (TED talk) and analyse the techniques used to keep audience attention.