Principal Investigators Association

How to Prepare  an Award-Winning Oral Presentation - Webinar Pack

Communicating your work effectively is the cornerstone of success in science. Whether you are giving an in-house Works in Progress or an International Investigator Award talk, how you organize and present your information can influence how your audience perceives your work.

Inside this Webinar pack you will receive 2 best-selling webinars presented by award-winning speakers.  Through this educational pack you will learn the nuts & bolts of what should be included in a successful presentation as well as advanced techniques to help you achieve winning results.

Each Webinar is 60 minutes long. You may choose your preferred format: CD-Rom, MP4 or PDF Transcript. As an added bonus, you will also receive the presentation handouts with your chosen format.

Webinar #1

How to Give an Award Winning Talk: Preparing an Effective Oral Presentation

You have only one chance to make the best first impression.

Learn how by joining your award-winning presenter as she reveals the nuts and bolts of what should and shouldn’t go into a talk, highlights the main differences between formal and casual presentation styles, and provides surefire tips on the best speaking habits you should incorporate into your presentation, as well as those you should stay away from.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Efficiently organize your formal presentation — best tactics revealed
  • Engage your audience with effective slide development
  • Slide presentation dos and don’ts
  • The psychology of public speaking
  • Expert tips for handling the “public speaking jitters”

This Webinar Is Perfect for PIs Who Want to:

  • Leave the audience with a clear message about your work
  • Keep audiences engaged in the science that you are presenting
  • Redirect audience questions that detract from the talk’s main message
  • Successfully handle hostile audience members (yes, they are out there) and/or hostile questions
  • Overcome the fears of public speaking to deliver a powerful presentation

Formats: CD-Rom, MP4 and PDF Transcript.  Bonus presentation handouts with any format.

About Your Expert Presenter:

Dr. Heather Duffy, is an award winning speaker with 15 years of public speaking in science who has been asked to speak on presentation skills at a variety of levels. She is responsible for giving feedback on the Works in Progress in her department for all junior people. In addition, she has trained post-docs, students and technicians to give talks at national meetings, some of which have won awards for their presentations as well. She spends approximately 70% of her time on research with the rest of her time spent on teaching and development of teaching methods. Dr. Duffy obtained her PhD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Neuroscience (AECOM).

Webinar #2

Public Speaking for Scientists: Making Your Data Rich Presentation a Hit

The success of your live presentation doesn’t just depend on your public speaking style, but also on how engaging the content being presented is. For scientists, data rich presentations pose a unique challenge because they are often perceived as dull and uninspiring with most of the content focusing strictly on results. The truth is that motivating and engaging a broad audience is difficult to accomplish with just data.

During this interactive Webinar your expert presenter will explore how scientists can effectively present data and results in an exciting, convincing manner. This session will empower the participant to seek new and interesting ways to present charts, graphs, and results while telling a story that ties the many parts together. Walk away with several expert techniques to enliven talks, engage audiences, and make your presentation a hit!

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • How “storytelling” and “science” can work together to make your data presentation come alive
  • Ten simple steps to wow your audience with your PowerPoint slides
  • Key strategies for mastering audience contact
  • Inspirational speaking approaches you can use to successfully engage your audience
  • How to craft powerful and effective conclusions

Formats: CD-Rom, MP4 and PDF Transcript.  Bonus presentation handouts with any format.

About Your Expert Presenter:

Rick Parmely. After teaching undergraduate chemistry at West Point and Juniata College, Rick joined Restek in 1997 and currently directs their technical education program. He teaches chemistry and separation science theory through the Restek Learning Network (RLN), and coaches other RLN instructors in public speaking. He has developed and presented Restek chromatography seminars both domestically and internationally for over 10 years. With 25-plus 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.

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This Webinar Pack is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The information presented and its contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor are they endorsed by these agencies. All views expressed are those personally held by the author and are not official government policies or opinions.