Communications workshop: Connecting with your audience and delivering your best!
Feb 18, 2021
12:00PM to 2:00PM
In this workshop, learn more about the art of presenting complex research to general audiences, with a focus on brief one-minute and three-minute presentations: pre-recorded, virtual or in person.
Discussions focus on
- storytelling and first impressions,
- slide and script design
- staging and stage presence
- respecting your audience
- avoiding traps and pitfalls
Through diverse case studies, including a Q and A with 3MT winners and finalists you will learn tools and strategies to help you deliver your best.
- John Bandler, OC, McMaster professor emeritus, is an award-winning engineer, entrepreneur, innovator, researcher, artist, speaker, and author of fiction, including stage plays. He has coached hundreds of individuals for presentations, and initiated and co-organized 3MT competitions, including competitions at the annual IEEE International Microwave Symposiums.
- Rachelle Ho is a McMaster University PhD candidate in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. She has participated in McMaster’s 3MT competition, and has served as judge on 3MT competitions in the Faculty of Engineering and, online, in the 2020 IEEE International Microwave Symposium virtual 3MT.
- Michelle Ogrodnik is a PhD candidate in Kinesiology and a Wilson Leadership Scholar. From elementary school students to the Governor General, she has experience presenting to diverse audiences. Michelle won the Participant’s Choice Award in the 2017 McMaster 3MT competition, was a winner in the 2017 1-Minute Research Blitz Competition at McMaster, and a national winner in the 2018 SSHRC Storytellers competition.
- Daniel Tajik is a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 2017, he won both the First Place and Audience Choice Awards in the first-ever 3MT competition at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium. In 2018, Daniel won first place with the same presentation in the first-ever Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate 3MT competition at McMaster.