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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Finding Your Scientific Voice

Finding your scientific voice 
Dates: July 27, 28, 29 and August 3 ,4, 5
Time: 9am to noon


You will learn to use theatrical and performance techniques to create amazing beginnings to your talks, whether you have one minute, three minutes, ten minutes or an hour. Melanie Dreyer-Lude and Itai Cohen will again join forces to teach and critique you so every audience will be engaged and your research story will resonate. Expect lots of on-camera practice and peer review to make your talk exceptional. The sessions will encompass storytelling, use of body and voice, perfection of your pitch/chalk talk, communicating to the broader audience, putting it all together, and applying what you learned. You will be empowered to be creative and take some risks!

Enrollment is restricted to grad students and postdocs who have already given a talk at a conference; past attendees got much more out of the sessions if they had a starting point to work from. Enrollment is via Blackboard; please email Susi Varvayanis if interested so we can send you more info. Prior to the start of the workshop you will be asked to record and submit a 10 min. video of your research presentation and to prepare an elevator pitch.

Course information and reference materials are available via:
Finding Your Scientific Voice (SciComm04BEST-VARVAYANIS-Spring2016)

Locations: (must attend all sessions)
July 27, 28, & 29: Rockefeller Hall 110
August 3, 4, and 5: Clark Hall 701

Jul 27, 28 & 29
Aug 3, 4, & 5
must attend all sessions
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