Pitching to a broad audience
Pitching your research to a broad audience is quite different then presenting on a conference. Most likely your audience has no prior knowledge, they are easily distracted, and sometimes they have a negative attitude towards academics. At the same time, presenting on a festival, a science café or in a class full of toddlers can be an amazing experience, that even has a positive influence on your research.
During this training you learn how to adjust your story to the audience and setting. You will learn how to structure a short pitch and how to explain complex concepts in laymens terms. We deal with body language, use of voice, and interaction with the audience. Also we discuss briefly how to cope with potential stage fright. At the end of the training you practice all you learnt while pitching to a mock jury.
This training consists of theory, instructions, group discussions, and exercises. You will receive plenty of personal feedback from the trainers.
Trainer: Kick Moors & Hermen Visser | Duration: four hours | Maximum number of participants: 6 | Participation: incompanytraining
Looking for training in presenting on conferences? Take a look at Presenting a-z. A broad introduction in communication with the broader public via social and conventional media is Academic outreach.
This training is developed to train the candidates of FameLab, a format in which scientists pitch (without slides, props are recommended) to a broad audience an a jury in only three minutes. The format and contents of the training can be adjusted to fit another setting.