Faculty workshop: Give your best scientific presentations, in-person and virtually
Physicians and scientists are often given the opportunity to present their work or speak at scientific meetings, but there are very few resources on how to give a great scientific talk.
Scientists often overwhelm their audience with data-heavy cluttered slides that detract from the message rather than enhancing your work. Audiences remember information better if the speaker is engaging and can make them care about the data, a task that has become more difficult with the sudden “new normal” of virtual presentations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Objective: This 90-minute interactive seminar will discuss and explore the reasons that speakers get stage fright. Understanding the source of anxiety is the first step in conquering it. There will also be a discussions on how to plan the content and structure of a great talk, how to engage your audience, deliver your message in the most impactful way, and how to design slides that enhance your talk (both in-person and virtually).
Date: Tuesday, June 9
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Held virtually; a link will be sent after registration
This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is intended for faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu.