Faculty workshop: Kick A$$ Scientific Presentations
As physicians and scientists, you are often given the opportunity to present your 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 the anxiety is the first step in conquering it. We will also discuss 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: Wednesday, June 1
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
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.