Professional Development Workshop

Improve Your Presentation- Tips on Giving a Great Talk

Pre-meeting Science Communication Workshop:
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Snowbird Resort)Speaker Outreach Workshop

Presentations are a requisite part of being a scientist; unfortunately, most scientific talks leave a lot to be desired in terms of quality, organization and delivery. Worse, scientists are often reluctant to seek help on improving their presentations.

In order to help address these issues, the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee will host an interactive training workshop that will provide insight and tips on how scientists can better present their research in professional settings. Attendees will get insight from session leaders, who have extensive experience with communication training, on the basics of effective communication, and learn how to apply these lessons to an actual scientific presentation. The session will focus on the following topics:

  • Presentation titles
  • Introductions
  • Slide design and use

To make the workshop truly interactive, attendees will break out into groups to work together to improve an overly technical sample presentation, applying the lessons that have been presented. At the end of the breakout period, each group will present their ‘new and improved’ sample talk.  

The goals for this workshop will be:

1.      To inform attendees about aspects of presenting that are critical for effective communication

2.      To provide opportunities for presentation practice

3.      To allow for feedback from peers and mentors

*Note- attendees must bring a laptop to properly participate.

Sign-up for this workshop during the Transcriptional Regulation meeting registration process.  There is no separate fee, but you must sign-up to attend the workshop.  A minimum of 20 participants is required for this session to run and confirmation will be emailed to all registrants on August 15.