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BISR Developing Your Research Career - Learn to Enjoy Public Speaking and Presenting

Starts 13 December 2016 - 10:00
Finishes 13 December 2016 - 17:00
Venue Birkbeck, University of London.
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Learn to enjoy public speaking and presenting
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research - Developing Your Research Career

Presenting your research is an important aspect of completing your PhD. This training will give you the chance to learn how to communicate your research effectively at conferences and seminars.

This one-day interactive workshop will cover the following key aspects of presenting:

  • Making a persuasive case through the structure of your presentation
  • Using visual aids with impact
  • How to develop your personal presence
  • Managing nerves

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to give a 3-4minute presentation. You will then receive feedback and have the chance to revisit a section of the presentation, incorporating the recommendations you received into your performance.

This will be a hands-on workshop for a maximum of 8 people and you will need to have prepared the short presentation in advance. 

This workshop is free and open to all Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Postgraduate Network PhD students: To apply for a place please complete the short application form and email it to by Monday 14 November.

The workshop will be led by Karen Glossop from Resonance Training. Karen is a coach and lecturer in public speaking at UK business schools, and for a range of clients across the public, corporate and voluntary sectors. Since 1997, she has delivered courses that focus on areas such as communication, understanding your audience and making an impact. As well as working as a training consultant, Karen is co-artistic director of award-winning theatre company, Wishbone - www.wishbonetheatre.co.uk.

Developing Your Research Career is a series of  seminars and workshops organised by the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, and supported by the Birkbeck Graduate Research School, which aim to enhance the research skills and contribute to the career development of PhD students conducting social research at Birkbeck.

View the full Developing Your Research Career programme.

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