”Skills in presenting your research is a game changer”
How do to make people listen to and understand your research? Anders Salman and his collegue Pontus Ströbaek are invited to KTH to coach researchers to sharpen their skills when talking about their research. We asked Anders Sahlman what to expect the 19 th November.
What will I learn in the seminar?
We focus on you as a presenter. What you can do to make people listen to and understand your research. It’s about how you structure your presentation, as well as your ability and courage to use emotions.
Things we will give you is:
- An approach on how to build a story of your research
- An understanding of how to use emotions in your presentations
- Individualised feedback on how to improve as a presenter
Things you will learn is:
- What you gain from communicating your research
- How to structure and practice your presentation
- A little something about yourself that will make you more comfortable in front of an audience.
What is the use of this knowledge in the future?
During your research career, you will meet many people, also outside of research - from school students and journalists to your mom - who will ask you: "So, what's your research about?" Being able to explain it in an easy and accessible way will set you apart from most other researchers and help to advance your career.
What’s the most common mistake people do when explaining their research?
Far too many make the mistake of generalising instead of exemplifying. And too many researchers are afraid of using emotions in their presentations because they are not sure how to do it. But don't worry! We will take care of all of that in the workshop.
Will the participants get any practical training or exercises?
Absolutely! We will give you the tools on how to craft and present your research. But then it's up to you. You get to do a first story draft of your research that you can continue to get feedback on and further improve after the workshop.
So everyone will improve after taking this mini-course?
Yes. We can promise that everyone will learn something that will improve their presentation skills. But becoming a great presenter is a process that takes time. So regard every presentation you make as an opportunity to try new things.
Finally, describe the upcoming experience in three words:
A game changer.