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From Complexity to Clarity: Successfully Communicating the Impact of Your Research
Domain: D2 Communication and dissemination

TACE: E - Employment

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, all face to face training at the Doctoral Academy has been postponed for the foreseeable future.

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Communicating Complex Information: Presenting Your Ideas Clearly and Effectively
Communicating with Confidence
Public Speaking Foundations

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Format: Workshop
Suitable for: Middle/Late

Whether you are preparing for a talk, presentation, interview or media appearance, good communication skills are vital in convincing others of the impact of your work. Through a range of tips, techniques, and practical exercises, this course will help you to communicate your ideas simply and engagingly. You will learn how best to prepare content for talks, to explain complex ideas, and to use your voice and body to get your message across most effectively. By the end of the course, you will feel more confident and better prepared for any situation in which you might be asked to explain what you do, why you do it, and the impact it has.

The course will include:
* warming up - How to prepare your body and your voice to present
* communication without words - How to use body language to communicate most effectively about your work
* telling stories - What you can learn from traditional story-telling about how to communicate engagingly about your research
* working with the media - How to make the most of an opportunity to work with the media
* being interviewed - How to prepare for an interview
* interview practice and feedback - An opportunity to practice being interviewed. Can you explain what you do, why you do it, and the impact of your work, in a few simple sentences?
* ‘Talking the talk’ - How to create new content for talks and presentations
* dealing with nerves

More information on this subject may be available on the range of online learning resources such as Linkedin Learning