Free course on how to deliver a research talk

by Graduate Division Staff
Friday, July 24, 2020 9:00 AM

Share Your Research is a FREE 5-week course that will guide you through the steps of creating and delivering a good research talk. The course runs from July 26 - August 30, 2020.

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • A detailed outline plan for your research talk.
  • Techniques and strategies for delivering an engaging and effective talk.
  • Approaches for finding and refining your preferred speaking style.
  • Strategies for practicing and receiving feedback on your talk.

Includes 4 modules and a plan for your research talk

  • Module 1, FRAMING YOUR TALK: This module introduces you to a framework to help you define the foundations of an effective talk: who is the audience, what are your goals and what is your core message. This module will also offer advice to help you discover your speaking style.
  • Module 2, START BUILDING YOUR TALK: This module presents strategies to help you outline and structure your talk and engage your audience. This module will also get you started with defining the content of the body of your talk.
  • Module 3, ROUNDING OUT YOUR TALK: In this module, you will continue working on the structure and content of your talk, focusing on the introduction and ending. The module also discusses more strategies for audience engagement and talk titles.
  • Module 4, GIVING YOUR TALK: This module provides tips and best practices to deliver an effective talk: from strategies for practicing and receiving feedback, to lessening the nerves and dealing with the Q&A.
  • MY RESEARCH TALK PLAN: As you work through the course, you will be prompted to apply what you’re learning to your own presentation by completing a series of assessments. The responses to these exercises will be captured in a downloadable document called “My Talk Plan”, which is essentially an outline for your research talk. It is organized in a way so that relevant sections may be easily applied to the creation and delivery of future talks.

Built with your schedule in mind

This 5-week course takes 1.5 to 3 hours per week. There are an average of 7 videos per module; each video is 2 to 6 minutes in length.

Sign up today! Participants can sign up until August 17.