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Public speaking workshop

Preparing for conferences

Build your public speaking skills and present with confidence at your next academic speaking engagement with the SSEAC public speaking workshop for early career researchers at the University of Sydney.

Who: HDR students and ECRs who are researching Southeast Asia at the University of Sydney
When: 9am-5pm, Thursday 12 June 2019
Where: Room 2170, Abercrombie Business School, University of Sydney

As a postgraduate student or an early career researcher, you may think that your primary output is your research. But excellent verbal communication skills are a key quality that can help you stand out from the crowd, particularly in the early stages of academia. In this workshop, you will learn how to develop your broader communications skills and improve your confidence when presenting to specialist and general audiences.

This workshop will give you the guidance you need to prepare for your next academic speaking engagement, including how to:

  • write an engaging conference abstract
  • structure your presentation
  • design an engaging PowerPoint presentation
  • manage nerves, project your voice and make the best use of your body language, and
  • develop and present the opening two minutes of your presentation (your ‘hook’)

You will also be given personalised feedback on your hook to help you with preparing the remainder of your presentation.

 It is a condition of attendance that workshop participants are required to present at the SSEAC research conference on Monday 24 June 2019.

The workshop is open to any Higher Degree by Research students and early career research SSEAC members less than five years out from the PhD, at the University of Sydney. If you are not a member of SSEAC, you can join us here for free.

Please note that places are limited and only University of Sydney scholars are eligible to apply.

Applications are now closed.