Presentation Skills for Research Support Staff
 

 

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Overview of the Course

The aim of this course is to train research support staff communicate with the different audiences they meet. During the course each participant will make  short presentations to the different audiences

COURSE CONTENTS

1. Common Problems in Presentations

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Problems common to all presenters

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Problems common to all professionals

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Problems specific to Research Support Staff

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Presentation by Participants (about themselves and their job)

2. The Different Audiences of Research Support Staff

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Researchers (Experiences, Potential Winners, Newcomers and Antagonistic)

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Directors (Rectors, Management, Senior Staff)

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Funding Agencies

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Internal Services (Finance, Legal, Human Resources)

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External Organisations

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Politicians and the General Public

3. Planning the Presentations

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What the different audiences love/hate to hear

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How to analyse the audience

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Identifying the 'Core Message'

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Exercise: Participants will identify the core message for their audiences

4. Preparing the Presentation

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Rules on Power Point slides

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Sources of Information

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How to Practice

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Exercise: Participants will prepare a presentation on their own work

5. Presenting

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How to overcome the common problems in presenting

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How to deal with interruptions

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How to handle questions and comments

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How to finish

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How to present to mixed audiences

6. Workshop

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Each participant will prepare and make a presentation relevant to their work.