No, presenting is not just about having great slides. They can’t make up for a bad presenter, but reversely an exceptional presenter can make up for not so fancy slides.
Presenting is a key skill for any professional, so no different for a clinical researcher. No matter what role or level of experience, as a researcher you are often to present early on in your career to train staff or peers or to present trial results, amongst others. Many however feel nervous and anxious about the foresight of delivering a presentation.
We cannot promise to take away all your fears unfortunately. However, this TRIUM Training will help you control your feelings by providing a proven formula to OPEN UP! and own the room, based on the book ‘The Exceptional Presenter’ by Timothy J. Koegel (2007 ©). It takes the mystery and the misery out of presenting by breaking down the art of presenting into a series of skills and by providing a systematic formula to master each skill. As a result, you will learn how to develop a presentation style that is organized, passionate, engaging, natural and that is in line with your specific audience’s needs. And your slides, well – they need to support the presenter.
After a theoretical introduction to the skills and techniques you will have opportunity to practice and learn from you peers. A handy job aid summarizing the key take-aways will be handed out at the end of the training day to help you transform your newly learned skills into actual performance.
At the end, you will receive a certificate for attendance and handy hand-outs for use in the field.
By the end of this TRIUM Training you should be able to:
- Describe the traits of an exceptional speaker
- Structure your story for success
- Really connect with your audience
- Conduct successful Q&A sessions
- Use your nervous energy to create positive results
Can perform the task and/or exhibit the knowledge at an essential or foundational level. May require some coaching or supervision.