Presentation Skills for Scientists
Delivered Digitally 
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 09:15 - 12:30

This course is designed specifically for the practising scientist and covers aspects of verbal scientific communication in online and face-to-face environments. Delegates are asked to submit a five-minute scientific presentation using the Zoom platform for review of delivery and slide construction. Recordings of each presentation will be made available on request; there will also be the opportunity to purchase, at reduced price, “Presentation Skills for Scientists – a Practical Guide” written by the trainers Ed Zanders and Lindsay MacLeod and published by Cambridge University Press.

Suitable for:
This course is a perfect opportunity for junior research scientists of all disciplines from academia to industry, particularly those starting to present their work at conferences and seminars.
The course will begin with practical instruction on key topics associated with slide content and the process of verbal delivery. Each delegate will then be invited to deliver a short (five-minute) scientific presentation with digital slides followed by a review of delivery and content.

Course content:
Video and audio setup for each delegate
Tutor introductions
Delegate introductions

Presentation Content
Slide construction & layout
Content & messaging
Selected online presentation examples
Presentation Styles
Overcoming nervousness
Projection techniques
Answering questions

Presentations by Participants
(approximately ten minutes per participant) this includes  five minute presentation time followed by time for Q&A and individual feedback on both delivery and slide construction.

Course Information & Costs:
This is a half-day course taking place online on Wedensday 9th December between 09:15 – 12:30.
OBN Members - £150 + VAT
Non-members - £250 + VAT

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