Do you dream of emulating the keynote speaker at conferences?
– To be able to enter the stage confidently and with personality …
– To deliver an entertaining talk that both expounds new ideas and presents the research clearly and concisely …
– To deliver the talk that people talk about afterwards …
– To be recognised as a competent upcoming researcher and so to promote your career opportunities…
(Or are you just hoping to get through your next presentation?)
Practice is very important, but how do you find new approaches to strengthen your performance?
The Liverpool Doctoral College Development programme includes workshops and webinars to help advance your presentation techniques, with new ideas to enhance your delivery style and practice with delivery. Other sessions will help you make best use of conferences and to overcome imposter syndrome. For an overview, see the introduction provided for the Presentations section within our Communications theme.
Upcoming events focussing on presentation skills
The programme includes two workshops to help create your presentation; the first focusses one standard academic presentation formats, while the second offers an alternative approach using creative techniques that will be particularly useful to those communicating to a multi-disciplinary audience.
|19-Feb||13:00 – 16:00||Planning and preparing an effective Research Presentation (waiting list only)|
|28-Mar||13:00 – 16:00||Communicating your Research through Storytelling|
A further two webinars offer advice and guidance for those preparing their presentations, in a discussion based format:
|18-Mar||12:30 – 13:30||Webinar: Enhancing your Research Presentations 1 – defining your message|
|25-Mar||12:30 – 13:30||Webinar: Enhancing your Research Presentations 2 – delivery|
The half day workshop, ‘Delivering Academic Presentations’ offers direct practice in delivery with feedback from a small and friendly group:
|13-Feb||13:00 – 16:00||Delivering Academic Presentations (waiting list only)|
|27-Feb||13:00 – 16:00||Delivering Academic Presentations (waiting list only)|
|26-Mar||09:30 – 12:30||Delivering Academic Presentations|
NB These are repeated sessions – please book on only one date!
Posters and Conference Attendance
The following workshop can help you prepare your conference poster:
|14-Feb||13:00 – 16:00||Preparing Poster presentations (waiting list only)|
|14-Mar||13:00 – 16:00||Preparing Poster presentations|
A further half-day workshop will help you prepare for networking at conferences and create a ‘pitch’ to talk confidently about your research.
|6 Mar||13:00 – 16:00||Effective Networking at Conferences|
The DLC Development online resources includes specific guidance to covering presentation skills, including an external video to support those preparing their first presentation:
The resources also include The Good Networking Video which offers excellent advice to help your Networking at conferences.
If you are looking for further opportunities to present your work outside your own discipline, why not try a Research Cafe?
The next Research Café will be held on Thursday 14 February, 2-4pm in the Gilmour Room of the Liverpool Guild of Students. Research Cafes are an informal, safe space for PhD students to share their research and meet fellow early career researchers from across the University. Presenting at the University’s Research Cafes is a great opportunity to receive feedback about any aspect of your research and to practice talking about your research to an audience outside of your discipline – an invaluable skill for researchers who want their work to have impact.
Two speaking slots are available – please contact Sarah Roughley if you would like to take part on firstname.lastname@example.org
To book on to attend the Research Cafe, please click here.