SC3.5 | Elevate your Pitch: Developing Engaging Short Scientific Presentations



The scientific communication landscape in the digital era is rapidly becoming all about effectively delivering ideas in brief. As scientific conferences move from longer physical meetings to more condensed hybrid formats, not only are short presentations necessary for pitching yourself to senior scientists or your next entrepreneurial venture to Venture Capitalists, but also for promoting your research. The opportunities of networking rarely reveal themselves, unless you are able to tell a brief, informative, and compelling story about you and your research.
It is truly an art to engage people through these short presentations and ignite a fire in their hearts, which will burn long enough for them to remember you and reach out to you later about relevant opportunities. While practice makes perfect is the mantra for delivering power-packed short presentations, there are several tricks to make your content stand out and set yourself apart from the crowd.
In this hybrid format course, we will bring together ideas and tips from years of sci-comm experience to provide you a one stop shop with the tricks of the trade. Finally, a hands-on exercise where participants will receive structured feedback on all aspects of their talk will help solidify the learning outcomes. The learning objectives of this short course are as follows:
-Structuring a killer elevator pitch – learning from 1/2/3-min examples
-Knowing your audience – harnessing the power of tailored openings/closings
-Captivating delivery – leveraging body language to your advantage
-Harnessing creativity - choosing the right medium
-Enunciating to engage – communicating across borders
-Effectively practising your pitch – making the best of your time
Early career and underrepresented scientists are particularly encouraged to participate as they can gain the most from the learning outcomes of this short course.

Co-organized by GM12/NH12/OS5/PS9
Convener: Antara DasguptaECSECS | Co-conveners: Louise ArnalECSECS, Hannah Cloke
Wed, 26 Apr, 08:30–10:15 (CEST)
Room 0.96/97
Wed, 08:30

Session assets

The oral presentations are given in a hybrid format supported by a Zoom meeting featuring on-site and virtual presentations. The button to access the Zoom meeting appears just before the time block starts.