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Public Speaking for the Introverted Scientist: A Roadmap to Successful Presentations

Public Speaking for the Introverted Scientist: A Roadmap to Successful Presentations

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At times, even the most seasoned scientists struggle with communicating their ideas with confidence. Confidence can be gained by understanding a few tricks and tips to effective public speaking, by using techniques for positive meeting contributions, and by having the right motivation to effectively express one’s viewpoint to others.
This confidence-boosting Webinar will prepare scientists, leaders, managers and students to speak successfully, even when speaking up is difficult to do.
This Webinar will also address how to enable effective introductions, how leaders and managers can facilitate effective meeting outcomes, and what techniques can be implemented to motivate introverted persons to speak up at team meetings and other group venues.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Learning how meeting organization can lead to effective, efficient meeting management.
  • Tips to organizing effective meetings which draw all members to participate and benefit.
  • Developing listening skills and learning how to solicit input from introverts and others on your team.
  • Boosting your self-confidence while speaking in any setting.
  • Learning what nonverbal cues might improve your impact when speaking.

 Who Should Attend:

  • PIs, graduate and post doctoral students who need to communicate in teams of scientists, speak publicly, or at other times where making a point clearly to convince others is essential.

Rick Parmely.. Rick Parmely. After teaching undergraduate chemistry at West Point and Juniata College, Rick joined Restek in 1997 and until recently, he directed Restek’s technical education program. He taught chemistry and separation science theory through the Restek Learning Network (RLN), and coached other RLN instructors in public speaking. He taught Public Speaking to doctoral and post-doctoral students at Yale, Columbia, and Rockefeller Universities, as part of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program. Recently, Rick presented a full-day, communications workshop at The Pittsburgh Conference. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Rick has taught science and communications courses to widely diverse audiences, including NATO officials, technicians at the U.N. Pesticides Laboratory in Austria, and scientists at the University of Nairobi, Penn State University and UPenn.


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