Knowing how to present your ideas in a convincing and appealing way is a critical skill for scientists and professionals alike. The most successful academics know how to express their ideas in a clear, expert manner to their peers, but also have the skills to communicate effectively with a variety of specialized and lay audiences.
Effective presentations are all about the relationship between the presenter and audience. Great presenters take their audience’s needs into consideration and know how to tailor their message to ignite their interest and develop their understanding of the topic.
By the end of this course you will understand how to
• design and present presentations for different audiences
• develop a clear, appealing message which forms the foundation of your presentation
• use a variety of rhetorical techniques to help your key message ‘stick’
• make effective use of voice and body language to engage with your audience
• effectively structure your presentation and communicate your ideas in English
What does the course involve?
This course allows you to extensively practise your presentation skills in a safe environment. You will learn how to develop a key message and make use of rhetorical techniques to connect with your audience. You will learn how to use body language, voice and presentation design to engage your audience and convince them of your point. There will be opportunity to practise different presentation styles found in academic and non-academic contexts. By giving and receiving feedback, you will become aware the features of the most effective presentations. Your own presentations will be recorded so that you can grow through evaluating your own performance.
This course will be taught by Chen Shen. Dr. Chen Shen is an English and communication trainer at in'to languages. Holding a Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics from Radboud University and an M.Sc. in Forensic Speech Science from the University of York (UK), Chen brings a unique blend of linguistic expertise to the classroom. With over a decade of experience, she has honed her skills in teaching English to non-native speakers, empowering them to communicate fluently and confidently. Chen has taught a wide range of English language courses including IELTS, English pronunciation, presentation skills, academic writing, and intercultural and strategic communication. She enjoys helping learners of English to develop practical language skills needed for academic excellence and professional success.
The course consists of 5 sessions which will take place on Wednesday evenings, 18.00 - 20.00 hrs.
Wednesday 13 March
Wednesday 17 April
Wednesday 24 April
Wednesday 8 May
Wednesday 22 May
The course will take place on campus. The Honours Academy and Radboud in’to Languages believe that the best learning happens when we collaborate in the same workspace, so your physical presence is required! If you know that you cannot attend one or more sessions, pick a different course so you can get the most out of this experience with your fellow students.
Note: Students of the Honours Programme Medical Sciences cannot participate in this training. The training is almost identical to one they have already taken.