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Connect2Communicate: communicating your message with charisma, clarity and conviction
Convener: Niamh Shaw  | Co-Conveners: Alex Boyd , Anthea Lacchia , Fergus McAuliffe 
Wed, 11 Apr, 13:30–15:00  / Room -2.85
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The communication of geoscience can frequently be quite dramatic (volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides) and at other times, somewhat contentious (fracking, extractive industries).

Using techniques from the world of theatre and improv attendees will learn how to communicate both drama and contention subjects most effectively.

In this way, science communication becomes more than just the transmission of information, it influences audiences on a much deeper level.
And it’s fun!


A dynamic, practice-based approach to communications training for graduate students, postdocs, academics and professionals in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine and other academic subjects.
Public information: What makes a great speaker?
Why do we engage with some people better than others?
How can I explain what I do more effectively?

The communication of geoscience can frequently be quite dramatic (volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides) and at other times, somewhat contentious (fracking, extractive industries).

This hand-on practical skills workshop helps you discover your natural charisma, allowing you to connect more spontaneously and directly with your audience. Using improvisation and theatre skills, the workshop will help you tell your research story, access your natural charisma whilst maintaining the integrity and content of your speech or presentation. workshop helps you discover your natural charisma, allowing you to connect more spontaneously and directly with your audience.

At the end of the workshop you will
have prepared and delivered a 1 minute summary of your research story
maximise your natural speaking ability
bring spontaneity to your research story.