This two-hour workshop supports participants to understand principles of effective science communication, and learn how to avoid jargon, and create a good elevator pitch. This helps with communicating research to a general audience in spoken form.
Explaining your work (bachelor, master or PhD thesis, or project work) to non-experts is an essential skill for engaging an audience with your research. Learn how to:
- Sift through the mountain of information you hold in your head to identify the essential nuggets for a specific audience
- Transform 'dry' facts into a story
- Make a lasting impression on your audience when they can only spare five minutes of their time to listen to you
Preparation: During this workshop you will work on your own pitch. So think about a topic that you want to practise with. It can be your bachelor or master project, or it can be a hobby. As long as you have enough background knowledge about the topic and are passionate about it!
This workshop consists of one evening session of 1.5 hours, from 18:00 to 19:30. You will be expected to have watched the videos on Canvas that will be available a week prior to the evening session, which will explain the theory. The evening session will focus on doing exercises and giving and receiving feedback from your peers and the trainer.